The average adult is about 60% water and every body function depends on it, including your brain and nervous system.
Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues. Each day we need over 4 pints of water to function normally. Some will be obtained from the food we eat, but most is provided from what we drink. If you exercise you will need a higher water intake.
Water is involved in the breakdown of food we eat and nutrient absorption – drinking enough water helps the whole process of digestion work efficiently. If you don’t drink enough water, you are more likely to experience constipation.
Good hydration supports your mental focus, alertness and memory and helps avoid brain fatigue and brain fog.
We generally sleep better when we are hydrated
Water helps keep your joints well lubricated.
When exercising water supports your strength, power and endurance.
We need water to keep our skin hydrated too.
Not drinking enough water puts a great stress on the body. Kidney and immune function may be impaired; you may feel dizzy and lethargic too.