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Water, Water, Water

Are you drinking enough water?

 

In the morning we grab a cup of coffe or tea or juice.

In the afternoon we grab another cup or perhaps a soda.

At dinner your children may have a glass of milk.

What's up?

The Importance of Water:

  • Water is the body's most important nutrient
  • Roughly 70 percent of an adult's body is made of water - So is the earth's surface.
  • Daily recommended amount is 8 glasses per day.
  • Water helps maintain body temperature, metabolize body fat, aids in digestion, lubricates and cushions organs, transports nutrients and flushes toxins from the body - Cleansing, filtering, hydrating, energizing.
  • Dehydration promotes the increase of body fat.
  • Water is a natural appetite suppressant.
  • Average Day the body can go without water? Three.

 

Water is important! Are You or your Family Getting Enough Water?

 

Kathleen Kasprzak

www.kkhealthcoach.com

 

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Kathleen Kasprzak Health Coach March 14, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Good Morning Molly, Feel free to contact me at: www.kkhealthcoach.com
Mary Ann Phillips March 16, 2012 at 08:37 PM
There is no physical necessity to drink 8 glasses of water a day: this is a health myth that was debunked several years ago. In fact, drinking too much water can lead to hyponatremia, which can be fatal. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill I am a healthy 51 year old and, with the exception of drinking about 6 - 8 oz of water or when I exercise, I don't drink more than a cup of tea or coffee and a SoBe water every day. If kids are exercising for any period of time in hot weather, they need electrolytes, not just plain water. But a healthy person does not "need" 8 oz of water on a daily basis (especially if they do not wish to spend an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom).
Kathleen Kasprzak Health Coach March 16, 2012 at 09:11 PM
The daily "recommended" amount of water is 8 glasses. That's not much. It is not a myth. It was not debunked. There are varying opinions. There are and will continue to be. The point here is and said within the blog is that "Water is Important" Thank you for sharing.
Mary Ann Phillips March 16, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Who, exactly, "recommends" consuming that amount of water? Dasani? There is no medical consensus that 64 oz of water is a necessity for good health, unless you are engaging in sustained exercise. Here are a few other "opinions" on the subject: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02909/Seven-Medical-Myths.html http://www.npr.org/2008/04/03/89323934/five-myths-about-drinking-water http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/07/wellness-water-8x8-myth.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-reinagel-ms-ldn-cns/dehydration-myth_b_1080956.html http://calorielab.com/news/2006/05/28/8-glasses-of-water-a-diet-urban-legend/
Kathleen Kasprzak Health Coach March 16, 2012 at 09:42 PM
The daily "recommended" amount of water is 8 glasses. That's not much. It is not a myth. It was not debunked. There are varying opinions. There are and will continue to be. The point here is and said within the blog is that "Water is Important" Thank you for sharing.

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