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Water can get a bad rap. People call it boring and plain or may not want to drink it because the action of constantly refilling your glass or water bottle is too much in a busy day, not to mention how much more frequent trips to the bathroom they’ll have to take. And how much are you supposed to drink? 8 glasses a day? More? Less?
Such a simple thing can get really complicated and put off, which is a shame (not to mention unhealthy) because your body relies so much on water for survival.
What Water Does For Your Body
Your body is made up of about 60% water, but it doesn’t just hang out and stay there. Water is a lot like the gas we put in our cars, it’s being used to keep things functioning and needs to be replenished to keep things going.
The water inside you is going to work, keeping joints lubricated, regulating your body temperature, helping the liver and kidneys detox, breaking down minerals your body needs, carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells, flushing out waste…just to name a few!
Your body uses up about 2-3 quarts of water a day from those functions and more. When you’re not replacing the water you’re using, you get dehydrated.
Click to read more on the signs of hydration and how to start drinking more water.