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Has it ever occurred to you that you are thirsty? Guess what?


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:

  • Blood is approximately 93 percent water.
  • Muscle is about 73 percent water.
  • Body fat is about 10 percent water.

For more information on why YOU should drink more water check out our September Peay Journal link below.