Water I

23 06 2009
We need to be hydrated in order to function optimally.
Here are some facts about the importance of hydration
  • Research shows that dehydration (not enough water) can adversely affect physical performance, visuo-motor, psychomotor and cognitive performance.
  • There is increasing evidence that even mild dehydration can contribute to the development of various diseases. Studies have indicated that even mild dehydration is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders, asthma brought on by exercise and cystic fibrosis.
  • Dehydration can be used as a reliable predictor of impaired cognitive status, increasing frailty, deteriorating mental performance and poor quality of life.
  • Research has shown that there is an association between a habitually low fluid intake and some cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, impaired cognitive function, alertness, ability to concentrate, tiredness and headaches.
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