Water represents about 60% of an adult's body weight. In fact all of our vital organs* contain different levels of water.¹ It even makes up a large part of our blood, our skin and our muscles. No wonder why it's so important!
What else does water do?
Water is one of the most important needs of the human body and helps with the following functions:
- Keeping your body at the right temperature.
- Removing waste products from the body.
- Transporting nutrients from food through the digestive tract and moving them to the cells via the blood stream.
- Acting as a lubricant for the joints and as a shock absorber for sensitive tissue.
* adults ¹ Mitchell et al. The Journal of Biological chemistry, 1945: 625-637
Get your 2L a day
On average a healthy sedentary adult living in a temperate climate needs to replace 2.5L of lost fluids a day. Although everyone is different. Some factors like age and gender play into how much water you should drink every day so it's worth finding out if you need more. But don't worry – you don't need to replace all your water through drinking alone!
Kids run on water
Imagine what a typical school day is like for your children... They never stop! Make sure they start their day well, with a good breakfast and a glass of water. Drinking water regularly can help all of us to maintain attention and concentration. Just like healthy eating, good hydration habits that are established in early life are generally retained into adulthood.