Waterbag

Water: our body is a large water bag.

You won’t find water listed on any nutrient charts buteveryone knows that humans can’t live more than a few dayswithout 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. Links Singles Profiles Connections CyberBiz Dating Dating Again Dating Hints Dating with Kids DFW e-MAG Heart Express Loneliness Lying and Dating Relationships Self-Esteem Sex & Opposite Sex Shy Singles Singles Store SOLO for Singles Suddenly Single Abuse Birthday Book Books Boys: Parenting Breast Feeding Communication Discipline Your Child Divorce Dr. Luv Eating Healthy Esteem for Children Family Fitness Friendship Gender Understanding Girls: Parenting Grandparents Homefront Kids’ Activities Love & Chemistry Men Nutrition Parenting Single Recipes Shopping Place Single Parents Spoiling an Infant Sports & Recreation Stepparents Stress Teens: by & for teens Travel Travel with Kids Wheels Women You Discussion Webs Abuse Breastfeeding Grandparents Single Parents Stepparents 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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