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.