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Dehydration 1 Dehydration Kayla M. Ewing 09/19/2010 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Dehydration 2 Have you ever tried starting a car when the gas tank is on empty? The car will not start it is broken down until you refill the gas tank. Well that is exactly what will happen to your body. It will break down if it becomes dehydrated and does not want to keep going until it is refueled with water. All of the organs and cells inside our body depend on water to function properly. Water has a huge job, it serves as a lubricant, forms saliva, is fluid for joints, regulates body temperature, metabolism, and plays a key role in fighting off illnesses. A lot of people take medications thinking that it will help their body stay hydrated but really it leads to more severe problems and the body is still dehydrated. Fox ( 2001), “Over two- thirds of our body is water yet most of us don’t clearly understand the importance of drinking plain water.” (The Essential Nutrient- Water, para. 1). The minimum amount of water a person should consume a day is eight to ten 8 ounce sized glasses. Water helps with the body performance. For instance, if a person exercises for a long period of time, he and/or she will start feeling tired and possible dehydrated. They should take breaks between their exercise routine and drink plenty of water. Doing this will increase the bodies performance and will provide the energy needed to keep the body going. The more water is consumed the less dehydrated the body will come and the healthier it will be.
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Dehydration 3 Have you ever felt dizzy, light headed, or had dry mouth and did not know why? Well
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