Water

Description

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 rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.

Sources

Rainwater, oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, ponds and springs are natural sources of water. Dams, wells, tube wells, hand-pumps, canals, etc, are man-made sources of water.

Effects

Water comprises an estimated 50 percent of a women’s body and 60 percent of a man’s body. You can survive weeks without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water, because so many of your bodily functions rely on it. You lose water daily, through urine, sweat and respiration. When you don’t drink enough water to replace lost fluids, your body starts to suffer.

Oher Facts

1)Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.

2)At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.

3)Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.

4)Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.

Acrostic poem

Well are a water source

Always drink water

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