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HYDRATION and Your Health

We have all heard we need to drink our water.

The "old rule of thumb" was to drink 8 (eight) 8 ounce glasses of water a day.
The "new rule of thumb" is to drink half your body weight in ounces per day.
(For example - if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces a day)

Body composition varies according to gender and fitness level. 
Fatty tissue contains less water than lean tissue.
The average adult male is about 60% water.
The average adult woman is about 55% water because women naturally have more fatty tissue than men. 

The percent of water in the body depends on your hydration level.
People feel thirsty when they have already lost around 2-3% of their body's water.  
Mental performance and physical coordination start to become impaired before thirst kicks in, typically around 1% dehydration.

Although liquid water is the most abundant molecule in the body,
additional water is found in hydrated compounds.
About 30-40% of the weight of the human body is the skeleton,
but when the bound water is removed, either by chemical desiccation or heat, half the weight is lost.

Healthy hydration is about more than drinking eight glasses of water a day.
Here are 14 factors that may dry you up unexpectedly.

The causes include Diabetes, Your Period, Prescription Medications, Low Carb Diets, Stress, Irritable Bowl Syndrome, Your Workout, Pregnancy, Aging, Dietary Supplements, High Altitudes, Drinking Alcohol, Eating too few Fruits and Vegetables and Breast Feeding.

After reading the article, share it with your family and friends.

Water can keep our bodies healthy and mentally sharp, so Drink Your Water!
Stay Hydrated!  Your body will Thank You.

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