Dehydration begins before you ever experience the sensation of the thirst. That thirst is your body calling for re-hydration.
Your body is made up of roughly 60% water and nearly every system within the body needs water to properly function.
Your body tends to dehydrate while traveling, particularly on airplanes. An additional 8 oz. of water per hour is suggested.
Exposure to summer heat requires additional water. The body uses a great deal of water through skin-cooling perspiration. Try drinking 20-30 minutes before you do physical activity outside!
Water is constantly moving through your cells. About 4% to 10% of your body-water gets replaced every day with "fresh" water. Example of parts of the body that water flows through:
For more information on why YOU should drink more water check out our September Peay Journal link below.