Healthy Drinking With Water Cooler Water!

by Simon Wilkes - Date: 2007-04-07 - Word Count: 733 Share This!

Some nutritionists insist that 80% of the population are walking around dehydrated. We drink too much coffee, tea, and soft drinks containing caffeine, which prompts the body to lose water. More troubling is that fact that when we are dehydrated, we don't know what to drink.

The answer is simple: drink more water! Water is pure liquid refreshment and can account for a large percentage of what makes each of us "human". The average 150 lb. adult body contains 40 to 50 quarts of water.

Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is "water weight":

- Blood is 83% water

- Muscles are 75% water

- The brain is 74% water

- Bone is 22% water

The Fountain of Youth and Health
Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It also detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. And when it comes to digestion . . . it's just not happening without water. Fibre alone cannot aid proper digestive function by itself. In fact, without water as its partner, good fibre goes bad, causing constipation and extreme discomfort.

If you're dehydrated, your blood is literally thicker, and your body has to work much harder to cause it to circulate. As a result, the brain becomes less active, it's harder to concentrate, your body feels fatigued, and you just feel exhausted.

Water - The Miracle Worker
High quality water -- when it's pure and free of contaminants -- is truly a "wonder drug." Without chemicals, additives, or anything unnatural, a steady dose of 8 glasses of water a day (ideally half your body weight in ounces of water) will:

- Improve Your Energy

- Increase Your Mental and Physical Performance

- Remove Toxins & Waste Products from your body

- Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing

- Help You Lose Weight

- Reduce Headaches and Dizziness

- Allow for proper Digestion

- Help to keep you more Alkaline

Other drinks, such as tea, coffee and fruit juice, can count towards your daily intake but these are often high in caffeine and sugar and should not make up the majority of your daily fluid intake.

Drinking Water and Weight Loss
Water is a natural appetite suppressant, so developing a good water drinking habit can be a long-term aid in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

It's also important to remember that when the body is dehydrated, fat cells get "rubbery" and cannot be easily metabolized. This means that it's harder to lose when you don't drink your water.

Who Can Benefit >From A Water Regime? Everyone!
Water is especially important for pregnant women and nursing mothers. For athletes and work-out fanatics, drinking water reduces cardiovascular stress and improves performance. And, since water reduces body temperature, it makes the whole exercise process safer and more effective.

Water is also an important "healing tool" for people with a history of kidney stones. Since water dissolves calcium in the urine, downing at least 8 glasses daily reduces the risk of stone formation. Drinking water is also valuable in preventing urinary tract infections in both men and for women, flushing impurities out of the system.

When your body is hydrated, drainage from allergies and colds doesn't stick and collect in your throat and lungs, and your cough is more "productive". Even cold sores that appear on the lips are minimized by drinking water because those eruptions tend to favour dry areas on the body.

Thirsty 4 Water's Tips for Drinking Water
We know how hard it can be to remember to drink enough water every day, but we also know how hard it can be to bounce back from the effects of being even mildly dehydrated. So our team would like to share a few easy tips to help you reach your "water mark" every day:

- Improve Your Energy

- You are naturally thirsty i.e. "dehydrated" in the morning - help your body flush out the toxins it has been processing all night and take advantage of this thirst to get a "head start" on your daily water requirements by drinking a glass of water as soon as you begin work

- If you are cold drink warm water instead of dehydrating coffee & tea. Have a coffee later!

- Don't wait until you're thirsty to have a drink - you are already dehydrated if you feel thirsty.

- Compensate for diuretics (thieves that steal water from your body). If you drink coffee, tea, or soft drinks with caffeine, you'll need to drink a few extra glasses of water to make up for the water that these diuretic drinks "leech" from your system.

Simon Wilkes is an expert in Plumbed in Water Coolers systems. For more information please visit

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