Health Benefits of Water

Water is considered to be body’s principal chemical component and which contributes about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. Water acts as a carrier which transports nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.

  • Water helps in regulating our body temperature through perspiration.
  • Water is even needed to breathe. As we take in oxygen & excrete CO2, our lungs must be moistened by water. We lose about 1 to 2 pints of water each day while exhaling.
  • When there is inadequate amount of water wastes like urea and folic acids are not effectively removed, this may result in damage to the kidneys.
  • Water helps in lubricating our joints. The cartilage tissues found at the ends of long bones & between the vertebrae of the spine hold a lot of water, which serves as a lubricant during the movement of the joint.
  • If the cartilage is found to be dehydrated, then the rate of “abrasive” damage is expected to be increasing, resulting in joint deterioration & severe pain.
  • The actively growing blood cells in the bone marrow take priority over the cartilage for the available water that goes through the bone structure.
  • Increased intake of water will help in gradually reducing rheumatoid joint pain
  • Flexing exercises also contributes a lot to bring more circulation to the joints.
  • It is believed that 75% of the upper body weight is been supported by the water volume that is stored in the spinal disc core. 25% is supported by the fibrous materials around the disc. Excess intake of water will help out.
  • The spinal joints are dependent on different hydraulic properties of water which is stored in the disc core.
  • Back pain is frequently alleviated with the help of hydration.
  • Depression & chronic fatigue syndrome are frequently results of lack of water.
  • Dehydration can be caused due to lack of water intake which may later lead to stress.