How Water Impacts the Bodyby ModernMom Staff
This is article is a sponsored post for Nestlé Pure Life.
In the same way that water covers a significant portion of our planet, a significant portion of our bodies are made up of water. And it's vitally important to our survival. In a nutshell - we need it to live!
Our Bodies and Water
Did you know that the human body is about 60 percent water? That’s right. More than half of what makes up each individual is comprised of H2O. While the brain itself is about 85 percent water, your muscles, lungs and blood all contain significant amounts of water too.
Here's a breakdown of water and the human body, according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies article, “Dietary Reference Intakes - The Essential Guide to Nutrient requirements."
Heart - made up of 73% water
Liver - made up of 71% water
Lungs - made up of 83% water
So what do all these facts and figures mean? Well, with obesity and diabetes on the rise, it's more important than ever to provide our body with what it needs to be healthy. Part of this comes from making smart beverage choices, like drinking water instead of sugared beverages. In fact, by swapping one 12 ounce 140-calorie sugared beverage a day with water for a year, you can help eliminate up to 50,000 calories from your diet this year!
Studies have shown that proper hydration is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. So what's the best way to keep our bodies hydrated and running well? One excellent option is by drinking water like Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water. It's a zero-sugar, zero-calorie way for people to stay hydrated.
So tomorrow, when you wake up, start your day off right by having 8 ounces of water before 8 a.m. It's a truly great way to get out of bed, get moving and get on the right path to a healthy and happy day.
Take the Pledge!
To help encourage families everywhere to lead a healthy lifestyle, Nestlé Pure Life has issued a challenge. Join the Hydration Movement and pledge to replace one sugared beverage a day with water! It's an easy way to help you live better.
So visit the Nestlé Pure Life Facebook page and take the pledge today! And once you've signed up, don't forget to share your stories with the rest of the Hydration Movement community.
Here's what some people who've already taken the pledge said:
"Feeling better! I first started drinking Nestle's Pure Life water about 2 months ago and at the age of 76, I can really tell the difference. I feel really REFRESHED." - James
"No more sodas for this family! All soda is being replaced with water from now on. Thanks, from the Smith family." -The Smith Family