Water, what’s the BIG deal?

theme-calm-water-drop-splashing-71549Water has been essential from the beginning of time. Actually, about 70% of the Earth is covered with water. If I recall 5th grade Science, our bodies are also made up of approximately 70% water. Is this a coincidence, just an odd fact, a random statistic? No, I think it is a parallel by design. Have you ever stopped to consider what water does for you? What is the relationship between water and the human body?

“Water is involved in every single body process, including digestion, absorption, circulation, and elimination. It is the primary transporter of nutrient through the body and it is essential for carrying poisons out of the body – without water, none of these things could happen. With too little water these processes are very inefficient. Water helps to regulate all the body processes and body temperature. Next to oxygen, water is the most important element for staying alive. Nothing living can survive without it. Even the oxygen you breathe cannot be absorbed by your lungs if you don’t have moisture in them. If too much water passes from the system it can result in dehydration.”+

There is a delicate balance between the amount of water we need and the amount we actually get. I encourage you to participate in a simple quiz. Take note of how many (8 ounce glasses) of water you have every day. Do you get 1, 3, 5 or maybe 6 (8 ounce glasses) in a day? Have you noticed a correlation between how you feel when you are well-hydrated verses when you are dehydrated? When you are dehydrated, do you feel tired, sluggish, is it hard to concentrate, are you constipated, do you crave sweets? Start making a conscious decision to become aware of how water, or the lack of, affect your body, mind and mood. It all starts with an awareness and being intentional. Your body does so many amazing things for you all day, every day….now is your chance to do something BIG for your body!

+Stormie Omartiam, Greater Health God’s Way 7 Steps to Inner and Outer Beauty