What are the Health Benefits of Drinking Water?
Roaring Spring Water: Making Hydration Delicious and Convenient
As a spokesperson for Roaring Spring Water, the question that I get asked most frequently is, “What are the health benefits of drinking water?” We all know that water is the most essential element of life and necessary for proper, efficient functioning of the body. However, there are many additional benefits of water that many people are unaware of. Several symptoms of chronic dehydration (headaches, pain, fatigue, dizziness, etc.) may be attributed to medical conditions when, in fact, many of these issues could be completely resolved by following an appropriate hydration routine. When you choose Roaring Spring Water, staying hydrated is delicious and convenient.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
I constantly remind my friends and staff that approximately 60% of the overall body composition is water. Your heart and brain are each nearly 73% water, your muscles are 75% water, and your lungs are composed of about 83% water. Water is regularly lost to the environment year-round. If you ask your physician, he or she will let you know how much water you should aim to drink each day. Most healthy adults should drink eight, 8 ounce glasses of water each day (more if you are very active). It is particularly important to drink a serving of water in the evening and morning because your body continually loses water during the extended sleep cycle.
Water Supports Growth and Overall Health of the Body
The percentages of water in the bodies of infants and children are much higher. They are more susceptible to rapid onset of the detrimental effects of dehydration. As a mother, I encourage my children to drink a serving of water before they feel thirsty. When I pack their lunches, I pack bottled water instead of sodas or juices to help them maintain a healthy weight.
The Role of Water in Joint, Kidney, Liver, and Nervous System Health
Regular intake of clean, fresh water is absolutely essential for all individuals for:
- Regulation of Body Temperature
- Survival, Growth, and Reproduction of Cells
- Detoxification and Elimination of Wastes via Kidneys and Liver
- Saliva Formation and Digestion (Converts Food to Energy; Enables Nutrient Absorption)
- Moisture Retention in Mucous Membranes (Helps Prevent Viral and Bacterial Infection)
- Manufacture of Critical Neurotransmitters and Hormones
- Shock Absorption for Nervous System
- Joint Lubrication
- Oxygen Transport Throughout Body
- Replenishes Tissues, Organs, and Body Systems
Plan a Routine to Stay Hydrated and Energized Throughout the Day
I drink a full glass of water with fresh lemon juice every morning. Then, I typically sit down with my husband to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea before we leave for work. I carry bottles of water with me and usually drink a bottle during my commute and make sure to sip regularly throughout the day from the water cooler at the office. The water cooler is a convenient location to maintain active communication with my employees and colleagues at the office for a brief chat about the productivity goals of the day or as a break to simply pause, refresh, and discharge stress, as well.
My car cooler is always stocked with a variety of Roaring Spring waters and beverages to enjoy before, during, and after my workout, my book club, a weekend hike, swim, bike ride, or any of the many activities that are part of my active lifestyle. Before retiring for the night, I enjoy a warm cup of water to help maintain my hydration level through the night and I also keep a bottle of water on my nightstand. Water is always the best source of hydration.