Water, Water Everywhere
- Allows body cell's to grow, reproduce and survive
- Flushes body waste
- Helps deliver oxygen all over the body
- Regulates body temperature by sweating and respiration
- Acts as a shock absorber for brain and spinal cord
- Forms saliva
- It helps by destroying harmful bacteria
- Lubricates joints
Babies start out with about 75% water then drop down to about 65%
Adult men are 60% and adult women are 55%
What type of people have a higher percentage of water?
People with more muscle or less body fat have the most percentage of water because fat repels water
Top 5 organs that need water and why?
Brain & Heart = 73%
Lungs = 83%
Skin = 64%
Muscles & Kidneys = 79%
Who needs more water and how much water per day?
Men need 13 cups of water per day
Women need 9 cups of water per day
Water's specific heat
Water's specific heat has a very important role by regulating the body temperature to make sure it does not get too hot or too cold.
How long can we survive without water?
We can live up to 3-8 days without water, the brain, digestive system and your skin would be most affected by not having water.
Body fat and water
Body repels water
Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should.
Symptoms of Dehydration
- Loss of weight
- Mood swings
- Harder to fight bacteria
- affect our skin color
- cause headaches
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