According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
**Wellness Alert – dehydration can cause concentration loss, decreased attention span, memory loss, lack of attention to detail, decreased motor skills, and lack of creativity.
**Water Wellness Newsflash – Drinking ample amount of water helps the immune system fight off the flu, cancer, and other diseases. It also keeps muscles elastic and joints well-lubricated so you have less risk of joint pain.
In general, having a consistent water intake routine will aid the body to stay healthy.
Here is how I ensure to keep up my water intake consistently on a daily basis. [Video]
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USGS, Science of a Changing World.Water Properties: The Water in You. Available at https://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html