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Description:This image depicts six plastic bottles filled with spring drinking water, bottled for human consumption.

Water is essential for our bodies because it is in every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. This is why getting enough water every day is important for your health.

Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking fluids with meals. But, if you're outside in hot weather for most of the day or doing vigorous physical activity, you'll need to make an effort to drink more fluids.

What does water do in my body?

Water helps your body with the following:

- Keeps its temperature normal.

- Lubricates and cushions your joints.

- Protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.

- Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.
If you think you're not getting enough water each day, the following tips may help:

- Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands.

- Freeze some freezer-safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.

- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This tip can also help with weight management. Substituting    water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.

- Choose water instead of other beverages when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.

- Give your water a little pizzazz by adding a wedge of lime or lemon. This may improve the taste, and you just    might drink more water than you usually do.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Debora Cartagena
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
Links:CDC - Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Nutrition for Everyone: Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs
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Anatomy
Fluids and Secretions
Body Fluids
Body Water
Biological Sciences
Biochemical Phenomena, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Biochemical Phenomena
Water-Electrolyte Balance
Water Loss, Insensible
Biological Sciences
Biology
Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Water Microbiology
Environment and Public Health
Environment
Water
Fresh Water
Public Health
Environmental Microbiology
Water Microbiology
Environmental Pollution
Water Pollution
Water Pollution, Chemical
Water Pollution, Radioactive
Public Health Practice
Communicable Disease Control
Sanitation
Sanitary Engineering
Waste Management
Water Purification
Sanitation
Sanitary Engineering
Waste Management
Water Purification
Water Supply
Water Purification
Physiological Processes
Homeostasis
Water-Electrolyte Balance
Water Loss, Insensible
Chemicals and Drugs
Chemical Actions and Uses
Toxic Actions
Environmental Pollutants
Water Pollutants
Water Pollutants, Chemical
Water Pollutants, Radioactive
Complex Mixtures
Radioactive Pollutants
Inorganic Chemicals
Hydroxides
Water
Oxygen Compounds
Oxides
Water
Diseases
Disorders of Environmental Origin
Poisoning
Water Intoxication
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance
Water Intoxication
Physical Sciences
Natural Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biology
Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Water Microbiology
Psychiatry and Psychology
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Motivation
Water Deprivation
Technology and Food and Beverages
Food and Beverages
Beverages
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