It is a fact that humans need water to survive. We are advised to drink water before bed, as soon as we wake and throughout the day. We can quickly notice the effects of not drinking water such as a headache or fatigue. How many of glasses of water do you drink a day?
If you find yourself pushing through to get to the eight glasses of water a day rule, be glad you are not an elephant. Elephants consume about 225 liters a day worth of water. They use their trunks to store the water and whenever they are thirsty the trunks carry the water to their mouths. Check out this YouTube video of a baby elephant learning to drink water (skip to 1:22).
According to the U.S Geological Survey, adult males need 3 liters of water a day and females need 2.2 liters a day. It doesn’t seem nearly as much as an elephant. The human body is made up of 60 percent water, the brain and heart make up is 73 percent water, lungs are made of 73 percent water, the skin make up is 64 percent water and the muscles and kidneys are made of 79 percent water. This is an average estimate and actual percentages vary from person to person.
There are many benefits of consuming the daily recommended amount of water such as:
- Important nutrient to the life of every cell
- Regulates our internal body temperature
- It helps with flushing waste
- Acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord and fetus
- Forms saliva
- Lubricates joints
Not only is it important to consume water but to consumer clean water. Hague water conducts free in-home water tests to help get you and your family on the path to cleaner water. Be sure to contact us to learn more!
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