With the immediate experience of the coronavirus pandemic beginning to fade, we have raised the importance of having a strong immune system to ensure continuous health, and clean, safe water should definitely be on that list.
We all know of the importance of eating healthy foods, getting a good night’s sleep, taking vitamins, and doing what we can to reduce stress. Of course, consuming clean water is an important element, too. No doubt, we remember how our parents advised us to drink plenty of fluids to assure proper hydration.
That is more than good advice. It is essential that we prevent dehydration, which occurs when we lose more fluid than we consume. The fact that the human body is made up of about 70 percent water, it is not difficult to understand that not having enough water in our system can cause a myriad of health issues.
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of dehydration can include dry mouth and extreme thirst, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. It can offer additional hazards for older people because the body preserves less water, as one gets older. In addition, the older you are, the less awareness you have of feeling thirsty.
Water is essential for a strong immune system. A study of astronauts discovered that dehydration resulting from long periods in space might be a reason for a decrease in immune system function. Studies of marathon runners seem to back that up.
You are also vulnerable to dehydration when your immune system is battling an illness or infection. In fact, a fever can cause loss of water as more is being used to repel germs. Moreover, cold and flu medicines can contribute to dehydration.
Water assures the body functions properly. Just about every major bodily function depends on water including digestion, circulation, joint and organ protection and more. Direct advantages of staying hydrated for better health and immunity include:
Dehydration saps your energy. Drinking enough water increases energy. That’s why it is essential to drink water to stay hydrated when exercising. Water also assures that the proper amount of oxygen reaches your brain, muscles, and organs. Water also serves as a lubricant for the joints and muscles allowing for easy movement over a period of time without cramping or fatigue.
Water supports healthy brain function resulting in a better mood. A 2018 report published in the World Journal of Psychiatry showed that proper hydration can decrease depression.
Other recent studies show a link between stress and dehydration. A lack of water can result in a rise in stress and high levels of stress can weaken the immune system.
According to the American Heart Association, staying hydrated is essential for good heart health. Equally important is the safety and cleanliness of the water you drink.
When you’re dehydrated, blood volume decreases and the blood thickens. This makes it more difficult for your heart to circulate blood through your body and forces the heart to labor, resulting in an increase in blood pressure. Your heart can pump blood better when your body is properly hydrated.
Proper nutrients are also essential for your body to remain strong. Even if you are receiving nutrients through the foods you eat or the vitamins, supplements and minerals you take, hydration improves the delivery of those nutrients. This assures that your digestive system functions properly.
Water also helps support a healthy weight because you’re drinking a zero-calorie substance that curbs appetite and makes you feel more satisfied. As a result, you eat less. In addition, water causes you to burn more calories by increasing your metabolism.
Water also helps to promote cellular health, kidney function, and purges the body of toxins and assists in transporting such things as urine and carbon dioxide from the body when you sweat, breathe, or go to the bathroom. Also, water free of chemicals, deposits, and sediment is best for cleaning the outside of your body.
To promote all of this, it is essential that your water be pure. Atlantic Coast Water Clinic, located in Stuart, Florida, is a water filtration company that assures that your water is free of bacteria and viruses, metals and minerals including calcium, manganese, and magnesium that cause hard water, and cloudy, milky or murky appearing water, which could be a sign of suspended solids, bacteria or other pathogens in the water that can cause illnesses.
Atlantic Coast Water Clinic offers water filtration and softening systems that assure that your water remains pure and good to drink.
The staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of water purity and can maintain city to well water, and water filtration systems to water softening systems.
For more information call us at (772) 283-4767 or visit our website.