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As a dietitian with a private practice, I’m often working with my clients to try to get them drinking more water. Why is water so important? Basically, water helps our bodies to function optimally and being well hydrated is important to both physical performance as well as mental cognition. Here are just a few of the main reasons water is so key to health.
1) Water is necessary to maintain the balance of body fluids, which is important for digestion, absorption, circulation, maintenance of body temperature, transportation of nutrients, and creation of saliva.
2) For my fellow fitness fans, water helps muscle cells to function properly! Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids will shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue.
3) Water is necessary for transporting waste products in and out of cells. If your pee is dark yellow vs. a light lemonade color, time to drink more water. Also – water helps maintain normal bowel function, keeping things moving along properly in y…