On the Eighth day of Well-Mas, Santa gave to me Eight Glasses of Water.

Water%20GlassesAlthough the standard amount of water a person should drink per day is commonly thought to be eight eight-ounce glasses the amount of water each person needs depends on their weight, activity level and climate. Still, eight glasses a day is a good rule of thumb! Drink water regularly and let thirst be your guide. There are also many fruits and vegetables that have a high water content, these and other beverages like tea, fruit or milk contribute to your daily intake of water. Drinking a healthy amount of water is vital to your health!

8 Functions of Water in the Human Body

  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organs
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints

8 Harmful Effects of Dehydration

  • Tiredness
  • Migraine
  • Constipation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Irregular blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Dry skin
  • 20% dehydrated – Risk of death

8 Benefits of Drinking Water

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Helps relieve headaches and back pain
  • Allows you to be more alert and concentrated
  • Regulates your body temperature
  • Raises metabolism and helps in digestion
  • Helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated – less likely to get cramps and sprains
  • Reduce the risk of cancer related to the digestive system
  • Improves your mood – if your body feels better, you feel better
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About Jav Girl

1) Background: - Originally from Guelph, ONT, - Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University, - Workplace Wellness & Health Promotion (WWHP) Post-Graduate Certificate from Centennial College - Completed my WWHP placement at UHN - Hired at UHN August 2008 2) Passions: - I love to run! Nothing beats a runner's high! =) 3) Achievements: - Competed at the National Track & Field Champions for Javelin [I named my javelin 'Orville' after the Wright brothers who invited the airplane - as I wanted my javelin to 'fly'] 4) "I love what I do because . . . it allows me to help others incorporate aspects of a healthy lifestyle into their lives. I've always wanted to help people get active and live better lives; I just never knew it could be my day job.' 5) Book Recommendation: 'Mindless Eating' by Brian Wansink and 'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Rubin

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