Water

Shakiera Skinner

Water helps the body with the following ..

  • Keeps its temperature normal.
  • Lubricates and cushions your joints.
  • Protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
  • Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.

Major Sources of water

Most of your water needs are met through the water and beverages you drink.
You can get some fluid through the foods you eat. For example, broth soups and other foods that are 85% to 95% water such as celery, tomatoes, oranges, and melons.

What happens if the body doesn't get enough water ?

  • Higher health risk
  • Slower Metabolism
  • Dehydration
  • Risk of temperture being out of range

FACTS !

  • 30% of fresh water is in the ground.1
  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
  • 780 million people lack access to an improved water source.
  • 1/3 what the world spends on bottled water in one year could pay for projects providing water to everyone in need.

  • Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour.

  • Water weighs about 8 pounds a gallon.

  • It takes 120 gallons of water for one egg.

  • A jellyfish and a cucumber are each 95% water.

Sources

  • "Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 04 Jan. 2015.
  • "Water - a Vital Nutrient - Better Health Channel." Better Health Channel. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2015.

Water keeps you ..

W- Well fit

A- Alert

T- Temperature

E- Energy

R-Ready to perform