Water!

By Savannah Witham VLACS

Directions

  • Minimum of five facts about how water is used in the body
  • Minimum of two myths followed by the corrected information
  • Minimum of five trivia facts
  • Two ways to deal with dehydration

Why is water so important?

Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to re-hydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.
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10 things water does for our body!

  1. Water cushions our body joints.
  2. Water acts as a transport for oxygen and nutrition throughout the cells in the body.
  3. Water helps regulate body temperature.
  4. Water helps prevent blood pressure from dropping to critical levels.
  5. Water helps to defend against blood clots.
  6. Water encourages bowel movement.
  7. Water helps the normal kidney function from getting impaired.
  8. Water lowers incidence of urinary tract infections.
  9. Water also helps us from experiencing reoccurring headaches.
  10. Spa treatments using alternating hot and cold water improve upper respiratory problems, congestion, foot infections, and headaches.

Myth against Fact

MYTH: Bottled water can cause tooth decay.

FACT: What people are actually thinking of is the fluoride that most towns and companies add to their tap water to "help prevent tooth decay". Bottled water isn't fluoridated so therefore it does not help with the mineralization of the teeth therefore causing more cavities.

MYTH: If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated

FACT: Thirst begins when the concentration of substances in the blood has risen by less than 2 percent, whereas most experts would define dehydration as beginning when that concentration has risen by at least 5 percent

MYTH: Drinking water can help keep your skin moist.

FACT: Basically, the moisture level of skin is not determined by internal factors. Instead, external factors such as skin cleansing, the environment, the number of oil glands, and the functioning of these oil-producing glands determine how dry the skin is or will become. The water that is consumed internally will not reach the epidermis (the top layer of your skin), so therefore will not actually moisturize your skin like you were led to believe.

TRIVIA!

About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in water.


On an average 250 million people worldwide succumb to diseases related to water pollution.


Estimated in the U.S, 1.2 trillion gallons of sewage from household, industry and restaurants is dumped in to U.S. water annually.

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Stop your activity and rest. Get out of direct sunlight and lie down in a cool spot, such as in the shade or an air-conditioned area. Drink a re-hydration drink, water, juice, or sports drink to replace fluids and minerals.


Depending on the symptoms this could be as fatal as a heat stroke and 911 should be called though all the prior steps should be taken while waiting for the paramedics to come and assist.