Water, Water Everywhere...
even in our bodies
7 Essential Functions
- Regulates Body Temperature
- Protects Body Organ and Tissues
- Helps Prevent Constipation
- Carries Nutrients and Oxygen to Cells
- Lubricates Joint
- Moistens tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes, and nose
- Helps Dissolve Minerals and Other Nutrients to Make them Accessible to the Body
Babies are born with 78% of water in their bodies.
Children and young teens are made up of 70% of water.
Adults are made up of 60% of water.
Who has more?
Muscular humans have more water in their bodies compared to obese people.
what holds more?
1. Kidney and Blood
2. Heart and Lungs
3. Spleen and Muscles
4.Brain and Intestine
The water content of organs depends on their composition.
how Much Should you drink?
Healthcare official say you should drink about 2 liters of water throughout the day in order to properly stay hydrated.
Water's Specific Heat
Water is able to absorb a high amount of heat before increasing its temperature. Water has the highest heat capacity out of all liquids. It takes water a long time to heat up and a long time to cool down. It benefits us by evenly distributing heat throughout our bodies. By doing this, it is helping maintain an even temperature.
Humans can only live without water for about three to four days. Once your body starts losing water and it is not being properly replaced, the total volume of blood fluid can decrease tremendously. When you do not have blood circulating evenly throughout your body, your blood pressure levels may drop which is fatal.
Dehydration occurs when you lose or use more fluids than you're taking in. Some symptoms to watch out for are dry mouth, sleepiness, thirst, dry skin, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Dehydration can cause low blood pressure and malnourishment. Dehydration, if not treated properly, will lead to death.
Water and Body Fat
The more fat, the less water. Fat hold less water than muscle so the more fat you have the less water your body will hold.
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