January 11, 2016
Did you know there are only nine things required for the human body to function?
8. Adequate rest
Of the nine, however, water and adequate rest may be the two most important! Still need proof of the many vital roles water plays? Read on…
> The average person can last for weeks without food but will die in only a week without any water
> ALL YOU DEHYDRATED EXERCISERS TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: water makes up about 60-70% of the entire body…even more significantly, you simply can’t maintain muscle mass without adequate water because fat is composed of about 50% water while muscle is composed of about 70-80% water!
> Water facilitates more crucial functions in the body than anything else
> Helps transport nutrients and gasses throughout the body
> Helps eliminate toxic waste from the digestive tract (constipation is one of the causes of various diseases of gastrointestinal tract)
> Serves as medium for vast array of chemical reactions in the body
> Helps lubricate joints
> Helps dissipate excess heat (in the form of sweat) helping body maintain normal body temperature
> Helps eliminate waste via sweat (one of best ways to stay healthy is to work up good sweat and then shower it off quickly!)
STILL CONFUSED? HERE’S THE QUICKEST, EASIEST WAY TO KNOW IF YOU’RE PROPERLY HYDRATED…I CALL IT THE “PEE TEST”