SCI 241 Week 5 Assignment Dehydration

SCI 241 Week 5 Assignment Dehydration - Muscle soreness and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Dehydration by Candace Smith SCI 241 September 11, 2011
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Why is water essential to  Water is needed by every system in the body. Without water, the body would not function  properly. 
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Functions of water in the body Acts as a joint lubricant Regulates body temperature. Regulates digestive system
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What happens to the body  Fatigue Headaches Heat exhaustion
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Sodium, potassium, chloride Metabolism Muscle contraction Nerve impulse transmission Regulate heart beat Bone health
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Effects alcohol and caffeine  Caffeine increases urine output and make you  dehydrate faster. Alcohol increases dehydration and makes it  difficult to make good decisions.
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Symptoms of Dehydration Dark yellow, strong smelling urine Decreased urination frequency Rapid resting heart rate
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Unformatted text preview: Muscle soreness and cramping Thirst Headache and discomfort Lethargy and chills Steps to prevent dehydration Avoid alcohol and caffeine Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily Hydrate yourself before, during and after strenuous activity Conclusion Dehydration is a condition that can easily be prevented. With the proper fluid intake and avoidance of alcohol and caffeine, being properly hydrated can be a simple task. Reference "Why Is Water Important to Health Maintenance?." Sophisticated Edge. September 11, 2011 . http://www.sophisticatededge.com/why-is-water-important-to-health-maintenance.html Electrolytes. Retrieved September 11, 2011. http://www.medicinenet.com/electrolytes/articl e.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course SCI 241 241 taught by Professor Donna during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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SCI 241 Week 5 Assignment Dehydration - Muscle soreness and...

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