Waterbag

Water: our body is a large water bag.

You  won’t find water listed on any nutrient charts but everyone knows that  humans can’t live more than a  few  days without water. The world’s bodies of fresh waters are our earth’s most importantasset.

Our body: A Large Water Bag

Our most important nutrient.
A series by RB McLean

When  we exercise, we should consume two to three cups  of  water before exercising to avoid dehydration. During  exercise, particularly when it is hot and dry, we  should stop every 20 minutes to drink six to eight ounces of fluid.

Water

You  won’t find water listed on any nutrient charts but  everyone knows that  humans can’t live more than a  few  days  without water. The world’s bodies of fresh waters are our earth’s most important asset.

Humans  are virtually a big water balloon: Five quarts  of  blood and  40 additional quarts of fluids held together by a  sack  of skin.

When you exercise, that "sack" will sweat.

When  exercising, it’s possible to  sweat  out more than two quarts of fluids per hour. A humid vacation spot can accelerate this fluid loss because evaporative cooling slows.

We  can  get some water by eating foods that are high  in  water but most of our water will come from drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day.

When  we exercise, we should consume two to three cups  of  water before exercising to avoid dehydration. During  exercise, particularly when it is hot and dry, we  should stop every 20 minutes to drink six to eight ounces of fluid.

Getting everyone in our family to drink this much water is easier said than done.

  Here are a few suggestions from our surfers for doing this:

Everyone in our family has a "jug" of their own water in the refrigerator . That way they can drink directly from the bottle. This works for us!
DW

When my kids run in thirsty in the summer, they first have a glass of water. Then they can have something with what my eight-year-old son calls some "taste." House rule!
Barbara

Note: The  sugar content of sports drinks causes them to remain in  the stomach  longer  than regular water. If you  must  drink  these, dilute with water to receive benefits sooner.

I started my children with bottles of water when they were babies. And that was always what they had to drink except with meals. Believe it or not, they like water.
TN

We  can  get some water by eating foods that are high  in  water but most of our water will come from drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day.

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