Water was the origin of life. The first living organisms were formed in it and we are still tied to it. 70 % of our body is made up of water, and perhaps for this reason it is easier to die of thirst (dehydrated) than of starvation.Water is essential for the different physiological processes of the human body, including maintaining body temperature and transporting nutrients and waste, the latter eliminated through sweat, urine or feces.
How much water to drink?
- Water is present in all body tissues and is an essential element for the proper functioning of the circulatory system. Due to its importance, it is recommended that we drink between six and eight glasses of water a day, that is, approximately one and a half liters, without forgetting that in certain circumstances the requirements may be higher, such as in summer, for example, especially in children and the elderly., which are more sensitive to heat stroke. When we are sick, the need for water increases since it, for example, helps to fluidize and mobilize phlegm if they are respiratory disorders; o accelerates the transport of toxins and wastes
- characteristic of the internal fight that takes place in the organism between the pathogenic agents that attack it and the immune system that defends it.
- Another group that should multiply its consumption are people who are subjected to strong physical training, since this implies increased sweating and therefore the loss of liquid in the body.
- If you are one of those who practice jogging, do not hesitate to carry your bottle of water, sip it along the route. On the other hand, if you practice aerobic exercises or any other equally intense training routine and end up too suffocated, instead of swallowing the water, it is advisable to start by swishing, they will help you counteract the dryness of your mucous membranes and allow you to wait for the right time arrives to assimilate the ingestion of water, which should exceed half a liter, consumed little by little.