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.
- Joint Pain
- Back Pain