It's Hot Out! Drink More Water In The Summer Heat

For the last couple of days, the weather in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area has been experiencing a heat wave just like so many other areas of the country.

When it is hot outside, I make sure that I have plenty of water in the water bottle that I carry with me.

Why? Because water is healthy for me.

You might not feel that this is a good enough reason to drink water. Maybe this will seem like a better reason for you.

Water makes up about two thirds of our body. Without water we would not be able to survive.

Every day our body loses water in normal processing, in chemical reactions, when we go to the bathroom (both urination and defecation), sweating, and small amounts each time we exhale.

Water is important for temperature regulation, lubricating your joints, protecting our spinal cord and other sensitive tissue, and as I stated earlier, removing waste from the body.

It is important for us to drink water or eat foods that our bodies can convert to water, every day.

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