Water Is Your Lifeline

WATER
Water make up over 50% of our bodies! Two thirds of it is found within your cells the other third is found in your blood vessels, between the cells, tissues and organs of your body. Your body needs ten cups of water a day to stay hydrated. The exact amount you would need daily is dependent on your age, health, activity level, your living environment and your diet.
Remember, your best source of water is WATER. Not energy drinks,iced tea and definitely not soda!! If you don’t like the flavor of water add lemon, lime or other fruit to add flavor.

What does water do in my body?

Water helps your body with the following:
•Keeps its temperature normal.
•Lubricates and cushions your joints.
•Protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
•Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements

Your body also needs more water when you are—
•In hot climates.
•More physically active.
•Running a fever.
•Having diarrhea or vomiting.

To help you stay hydrated during prolonged physical activity or when it is hot outside:
1.Drink fluid while doing the activity.
2.Drink several glasses of water or other fluid after the physical activity is completed

link for helpful tips on hydration
http://www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/pdfs/fitfacts/itemid_173.pdf

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