Water, Water Everywhere

Lyric Dew & Tyq'uesha Ford-Moore

7 Essential Functions of Water

  1. Water helps you perform better during exercise: You feel stronger and can work out longer and more effectively
  2. Protects body organs and tissues: increases the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow, including against cancer
  3. Helps prevent constipation: water helps improve the digestive and bowel function to help reduce the risk of colon cancer and high cholesterol.
  4. Regulates body temperature: cools the body through sweat and heat the body electrically.
  5. Lubricates joints: the water helps prevent arthritis and back pain.
  6. Lessens the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products: cleaning water toxin waste from different parts of the body and took it to the liver and kidneys to be releases
  7. Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells: the water helps increase the efficiency of red blood cells capture oxygen in the lungs

Average Percentage of Water in the Body?

  • Up to 60% of body weight comes from water
  • In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water
  • In adult women, about 55% of their bodies are water
  • Babies have to most, being born at about 78% water
  • Men have the highest percentage of water in their bodies, because fat makes up more of the woman body than man

Percentage of Water in the Organs?

  • The brain and the heart are composed of 73% water
  • The lungs are about 83% water
  • The muscle and kidneys are 79% water
  • On average an adult male needs about 3 liters of water per day
  • On average an adult female needs 2.2 liters per day

Specific Heat

  • water has the highest heat capacity of all liquids
  • when heat is absorbed, hydrogen bonds are broken and water molecules can move freely
  • when the temperature of water decreases, hydrogen bonds are released and release a considerable amount of energy
  • transporting heat from warm places to cool places helps the body to maintain an even temperature

How long can we survive without water?

  • water is the most non-negotiable nutrient
  • The maximum time an individual can go without water seems to be a week

Water and Body Fat


  • Dehydration occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in.
  • Its symptoms include:  increased thirst, dry mouth, weakness, dizziness, fainting, inability to sweat, and many more
  • Dehydration can cause seizures, confusion, headaches, fainting, and chest and abdominal pains

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