Every life form on earth needs water to survive. But how much do people have to drink in order to be healthy and to practice the active wellness lifestyle? It really depends on the individual and there are different opinions from researchers and health authorities.
Everyone agrees that about 60% of the human body is water, and we constantly lose water from sweat, urine, and other substances in the body. We, therefore, drink water to replenish the water and prevent dehydration. Water is required for virtually all bodily functions, including flushing out toxins from the organs, transporting nutrients to the cells, cushioning the joints, and digesting food.
When the water content in the human body falls below a certain level, we feel thirsty. In general, we don’t have to think about it any more than we think about breathing. It happens and we reach for water to rehydrate it. As simple as this process is, this automatic thirst mechanism loses accuracy with age. Therefore, older people should be more conscious and hydrated throughout the day, even if they are not thirsty.
People’s water needs vary depending on their age, weight, physical activity, general health and the climate in which they live. If you live in a hot climate, you sweat more and need more water. When you have a job that requires hard work, you need more water than someone sitting at a desk in an air-conditioned office. For women we recommend: a total of 2.7 liters of liquid per day, including all drinks and water-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, etc.). For men, the total recommendation is 3.7 liters of fluid per day, including all drinks and water-rich foods.
That sounds like a lot at first – however, with a fresh diet, they supply a large part of the fluid to their body through their diet.
For children and adolescents, it is recommended: usually six to eight cups a day, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Again, the amount varies depending on the activity.
Signs of dehydration are often headaches and tiredness.
So that the water can be better absorbed by the body, it is recommended to drink clean, filtered water.
The Nikken water filter filters, mineralizes and magnetizes the water. For the road, there is the environmentally friendly PiMag® sports bottle from which you can benefit. By using water filters, you protect the environment and you will save a lot of money in no time by avoiding the purchase of bottled water!
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