BY BRANDON BEBOW
How much of the human body is water? It might surprise you to learn that water makes up about 60 percent of our body weight.
And what does water do for the body? The benefits of drinking water are many: It’s vital for almost every function in the body. Water acts as a building block, a solvent for chemical reactions and a transport material for nutrients and waste.
Water also helps maintain blood volume and allows proper circulation, helps regulate our body temperature and acts as a shock absorber for our joints and our brain. It will also assist in lubricating the linings of our inner organs and maintains healthy kidney function.
As you age, you will likely feel less thirsty and thus be prone to drinking less fluid. However, hydration is extremely important, no matter what your age, so be sure to keep water on hand and drink regularly throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty.