Tuesday, October 31, 2006

H2O

Unusual Water Facts

1. 75% of people are chronically dehydrated

2. In 37% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger

3. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%

4. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue

5. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back pain for up to 80% of sufferers

6. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page

7. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 50%

8. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs

9. The normal adults body weight is between 50-60% water

10. Water contributes 65-70% of the weight of muscle and makes up 25% of the weight of fat

11. Water carries nutrients to body cells and removes waste

12. It lubricates the joints and also lubricates food in the mouth and digestive tract

13. It helps break down carbohydrates fat and protein

14. It controls body temperature through sweat

15. It maintains the shape of cells and tissues

3 Comments:

At 10/31/2006 6:36 PM, Blogger T said...

No Way!

 
At 10/31/2006 6:38 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Yep, I definitely need to drink more water...does pop count as water? It's just sugar water, that counts, right??

 
At 11/01/2006 6:59 AM, Blogger meLanie said...

i agree with andrea! talk about conviction, think i'll go have a glass..

 

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