Quench Your Mood With Water & reasons why water is so important for your mental and physical health

8 November, 2019 | Dr Sharon Wilkinson

Reasons why WATER is so important?

  • You have approximately 70 trillion cells in your body and every cell in your body relies on water
  • Brain cells are 85% water
  • Water is essential for blood circulation with 20% of blood circulation allocated to the brain for energy production
  • Transports nutrients
  • Chemical messengers are made in brain cells (neurotransmitters).
  • Adults are 70 - 75% water
  • Moistens oxygen for easier breathing
  • Cushions bones and joints and absorbs shocks to joints and organs
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Prevents tissues from sticking
  • Water provides essential minerals for optimum health (electrolytes)
  • Water is the vehicle for transporting many of the communication messengers between brain and body
  • Flushes toxins and removes waste
  • Improves oxygen delivery to the cells
  • Improves cell to cell communication
  • Empowers the body’s natural healing process
  • Water is your power house – water provides hydroelectric energy
  • Water excretes toxins from the body
  • Water lubricates your joints and helps to reduce inflammation
  • If the body’s water content drops by as little as 2%, it will cause fatigue.
  • A drop of 10% will cause significant health problems: – Digestive – Cardiovascular – Immune – Musculoskeletal
  • Losses greater than 10% can cause death

Symptoms of Dehydration

If you experience the following symptoms you may like to consider that they are possible signs of dehydration.

Early Signs

  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Cravings
  • Cramps
  • Headache

Mature Signs

  • Heartburn
  • Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Constipation
  • Colitis