Why Water is so Crucial


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Sam Szczapa

The human body consists of up to 60% water but varies from person to person fluctuation 45% to 75%. Water that we drink is circulated through the body, absorbed by the intestines and used to form vital fluids such as blood. Without water your body would struggle to produce the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy. Symptoms like dizziness, feeling tired, and rough skin are all signs you are not consuming enough water.

Many people do not realize the importance of drinking a healthy amount of water every day. Substitutes like Gatorade, juice, milk, may have a more appealing taste however they do not give your body the proper nutrients it needs to perform everyday activities and keep you healthy. Water Protects body organs and tissues, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, and lubricates joints. It Lessens the burden on kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products. According to Healthline news water is also an extremely crucial part of people’s lives who struggle with illnesses and diseases such as diabetes.

Health guidelines suggest that everyone should be consuming at least eight cups of water a day or a half gallon. Many people fail to consume enough water in a day because it seems like a daunting task. If people do not drink the proper amount of water per day you will see consequences such as dehydration and adverse symptoms, including fatigue, headache, weakened immunity, and dry skin. Studies show from Culligan water, an international water testing facility, that it can lead to a weaker immune system as well making you more susceptible to getting sick.

A survey among Timberlane students and staff revealed their opinions on drinking water. When approaching an athlete Cooper Kelley, and asking how much water do you drink a day and why do you find it important? He responds “I always make sure to drink a full gallon of water, and think it’s a necessity to keep my body healthy.” When Taylor Dionne is approached with the same question she says “being hydrated not only helps my skin, but it also makes me feel more energized.” Mrs. Bird states that she suffers from diabetes and water is one of the most important things that she can use to help it. She drinks 5-6 26oz water bottles per day and uses Liquid IV as a booster. These results help to show why water is such a crucial part of humans’ everyday lives.