Water, water, everywhere...
by: Victoria Bridgers
Functions of water in the human body:
- lubricates joints
- regulates body temperature
- helps prevent constipation
- carries nutrients and oxygen to cells
- protects body organs and tissues
- moistens tissues such as in the mouth, eyes, and nose
- helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients to make them accessible to the body
% of the body made of water:
- adult men: 60%
- adult woman: 55%
- babies are born with about 78% but it drops to about 65% when they are about a year old
People with the highest water % in their body:
A muscular person will have the highest % of water in their body because muscle cells are 70-75% water while fat cells are only 10-15% water
Top 5 Organs containing the highest % of water:
- brain 75%
- intestine 75%
- kidney 83%
- heart 79%
- lungs 79%
How much water per day?
On average, people should consume about 2.5 liters or 84.5 ounces of water everyday!
Waters Specific heat:
waters specific heat is when water is able to absorb a high amount of heat before increasing in temperature. This allows humans to maintain body temperature. If we get too hot or too cold certain functions in our body will not work properly.
surviving without water...
humans can last 3-5 days without water. The kidneys, heart, and the purity of the blood will be affected.
water and body fat:
Basically the more fat you have the less water there is in the body.
- increased heart rate
- inability to sweat
- light headaches