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Benefits of Daily Water intake with Physical activity levels

From the years 2009-2012, the CDC collected data from the National Health Examination Survey. The survey analyzed the daily water intake of adults, both male and female, aged 20 and over. This correlates with physical activity levels ranging from low to high. The overall analysis was conducted in 2016 and research shows that an adequate intake of water corresponding with active levels of physical activity for men is 3.7 liters. Women adequately intake less, around 2.7 liters when performing active levels of fitness. Here is the full version of the side-by-side bar plot with the corresponding collected information.

“Men with low and moderate physical activity levels consumed an average total water intake lower than the recommended adequate intake, while highly active men did not differ from the recommendation. Highly active women consumed more total water than the recommended intake for women, while women with low activity consumed slightly less than the recommendation, and moderately active women did not differ from the recommendation.”

CDC/NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2012.

As we can observe, men and women who perform the least levels of physical activity consume the least amount of water per day. As the level of physical activity increases with both men and women, the total water intake(liters) also increases. Inefficient water intake can truly detriment one’s health in many ways. Simply, a person can become dehydrated. The term dehydration occurs when more liquid leaves your body than take in. Health risks that occur when dehydrated for long periods of time can lead to low blood volume shocks, urinary problems, and brain damage.

Here are the 5 signs of Dehydration

  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurry vision

With these given problems of being dehydrated, it is best to stay hydrated daily. Drinking water daily can help our kidneys and other bodily functions function and develop as we continue to grow as humans.

Here are the benefits of staying Hydrated

  • Drinking a plentiful of water can help fight against flu viruses
  • Overall improve our immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Maintain the Balance of Body fluids
  • Increase energy levels
  • Maximize physical performance

In order to perform our best in any activity or in life, remembering to stay hydrated daily can help improve our everyday well being. Got water? I sure do.


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