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Friday, October 8, 2010

"Why Water Is So Important"

Water is an important part of your daily bodily functions,so it is important to continually replenish it.Each day,your body loses 2-3 quarts of water through sweat,urination,excretion and breathing.The body loses even more water if you exercise,live in hot or dry climates,consume high fiber diets,and consume caffeine or alcohol.It is recommended to drink 8-10 cups of fluid a day.Signs of illnesses,such as fever,vomiting or diarrhea,cause your body to loose additional fluids.In these cases,you should drink more fluids and may even need oral rehydration solutions like Gatorade or Powerade.Bladder infections and urinary tract stones also require increased water intake.On the other hand,conditions such as heart failure and certain conditions relating to the kidney,liver or adrenal glands may impair excretion of water and may require a limited fluid intake...

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