Water! It’s one of the main ingredients of Earth. It covers 71% of Earth’s surface. It is found in streams, lakes, oceans, snow, glaciers, ice packs, icebergs, clouds, fog, dew, aquifers, the atmosphere, and is the fluid in majority of living organisms.
In fact, water makes up 50 -75% of the human body. It has significant functions in the human body. Every cell in the body uses water. Water is needed to breakdown food, the proteins and carbohydrates. It is important for body movement, and serves to protect the brain, spinal cord and organs by insulating them. It helps eliminate waste and toxins from the body through urine. Water is the liquid component of blood, and blood is critical for life.
If we don’t have an adequate amount of water in our body, conditions can develop such as dehydration, headaches, fatigue, constipation, and decreased immunity.
So understanding the very important role of water on Earth, in our bodies, and to life, it is critical to make sure we are drinking the optimal amount of water daily to have excellent health.
How much water are you drinking daily? Track your water intake for three days to see how much water your body receives, then make any necessary changes.
Author: Dr. T.G. Day, MD is the CEO and Founder of Flourish with Dr. T.G. Day, MD Health Coaching. She is helping others achieve excellent health through wholistic health coaching. If you are in pursuit of excellent health, and becoming the healthiest and fittest version of yourself, contact Dr. T.G. Day, MD for a free health coaching consultation.