Public health offers water tips

FONDA — The following information on drinking water and intake is from the Montgomery County Department of Public Health, 20 Park St., according to a news release.

Getting enough water every day is important for one’s health. Water makes up 2/3 of one’s body weight and without water, humans would die in a few days. Most of your fluid needs are met through the water and beverages they drink. However, one can get some fluids through the foods that they eat. Every system of one’s body depends on water.

Water helps your body

∫ Keep their temperature normal.

∫ Lubricate and cushion joints.

∫ Protect one’s spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.

∫ Get rid of waste through urination, sweat and bowel movements

The body needs more water when anyone is:

∫ In hot climates

∫ More physically active

∫ Running a fever

∫ Having diarrhea or vomiting

If anyone thinks they are not getting enough water, these tips may help:

∫ Carry a water bottle for easy access when at work or running errands.

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

∫ Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.

∫ Choose water when eating out. Generally, anyone will save money and reduce calories.

∫ Add a wedge of lime or lemon to the water. This can help improve the taste and help anyone drink more water than they usually do.

Some diets and medical conditions require fluid restrictions. Always consult the health care provider before any diet or nutritional changes.

By Josh Bovee

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