Water, Water Everywhere...even in our bodies.
By : Tyra Speight
(1)Some things that water does for the human body is protect the tissues, spinal cord, and joints. Water keeps the tissues in the body moist. Staying hydrated helps it retain optimum levels of moisture. Water acts as a lubricant and cushion for your joints. Water helps your body remove waste. Your kidneys and liver use water to help flush out waste. Water aids in digestion, digestion starts of with saliva. Water is necessary to help you digest soluble fiber, with the help of water the fiber dissolves easier and benefits your bowel health. Water keeps you from dehydrated. Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat or get a fever. If you're losing fluid its important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore the body's natural hydration levels. (1) EverydayHealth.com,. (2015). The Health Benefits of Water. Retrieved 13 February 2015, from http://www.everydayhealth.com/water-health/water-... (2) Water also helps regulate the body temperature and carries nutrients and oxygen to cells. (2) Mayoclinic.org,. (2015). Functions of water in the body - Mayo Clinic . Retrieved 16 February 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutritio....
(3) On average the male body has about 60% of water and women have an average of about 55% water in the body. (3) Anne Marie Helmenstine, P. (2015). How Much of The Human Body Is Water?. About.com Education. Retrieved 16 February 2015, from http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/f/Ho... .
(4) Babies and kids have more water in their bodies than adults. Women have less water than men and people with more fatty tissues have less water than people with less fatty tissue. (4) Howard Perlman,U. (2015). Water properties: The water in you (Water Science for Schools).Water.usgs.gov. Retrieved 16 February 2015, from http://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html .
(5) The brain and heart contain about 73% of water, the lungs contain about 83 % of water, the skin contains about 64% of water. (5) Howard Perlman, U. (2015). Water properties: The water in you (Water Science for Schools).Water.usgs.gov. Retrieved 18 February 2015, from http://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html . (6)The liver contains about 96% water. (6) Cyh.com,. (2015). Kids' Health - Topics - The liver. Retrieved 18 February 2015, from http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetail... .
(7) For men the adequate intake of water should be 13 cups of water and for women 9. (7)Mayoclinic.org,. (2015). Water: How much should you drink every day? - Mayo Clinic . Retrieved 18 February 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutritio... .
(8) Water's specific heat is the amount of heat needed to raise its temperature to a certain amount. It benefits our bodies by not letting us over heat or get to cold so that our bodies can still operate. (8) Howard Perlman, U. (2015). Specific Heat Capacity of Water (Water Properties, USGS Water Science School. Water.usgs.gov. Retrieved 18 February 2015, from http://water.usgs.gov/edu/heat-capacity.html.
(9) Most people only can survive three to five days without water. (9) Thewaterpage.com,. (2015). How Long Can You Live Without Water?. Retrieved 18 February 2015, from http://www.thewaterpage.com/live-without-water.ht... (10) Dehydration can negatively affect the functions that eliminate toxins, deliver the nutrients, carry oxygen to the cells of the body, produce energy and lubricate joints. (10) Rightdiagnosis.com,. (2015). Dehydration - RightDiagnosis.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015, from http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/dehydration.htm....
(11) Dehydration is when the amount of water that leaves your body is greater than the amount of water you take in. Some of the symptoms are thirst to increase water intake and decrease urine output. Other symptoms are dry mouth, eyes stop making tears, sweating may stop, muscle cramps, nausea/vomiting, weakness and more. With severe dehydration confusion and weakness may occur as the brain and other organs start to not receive much blood flow. When dehydration is too severe a person may go into a coma, have organ failure, or die. (11) Benjamin Wedro, F. (2015). Dehydration Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration? - MedicineNet. MedicineNet. Retrieved 23 February 2015, fromhttp://www.medicinenet.com/dehydration/page3.htm#....