DA4004 Dehydration Wk5 Assignment

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Running head: DEHYDRATION 1 Dehydration Donna Kelly Alcorn SCI/241 Nutrition July 24, 2011 Instructor: Ferman Konukman
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DEHYDRATION 2 Dehydration Depending on your age, the body contains 55% to 78% water. Water is also the base of all fluids contained in the body, like blood and the body’s digestive juices. “It is also a catalyst in all metabolic functions throughout the body” (Functional Fitness Facts, 2011). Another function of water is that it removes toxins and waste products from the body. Water also carries nutrients to the cell in the body. Water is a very important part of a healthy body; it helps keep the functions of our bodies functioning properly. You must have water to survive. Your body is always changing and this is true in regard to water in your body. “You lose water routinely when your body performs normal functions such as breathing, sweating, and eliminating waste” (Functional Fitness Facts, 2011). So that stand to reason that you would need to replenish the water you have lost during the course of a day. “Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount being taken in” (Functional Fitness Facts, 2011). You should also make sure that the water your drink is as clean as possible. Most tap water contains traces of a variety of contaminants, such as chlorine, lead, and pesticides. And most people think that drinking bottled water is better, but the truth is there are no government standards on bottled water, so they do not have to be any safer than tap water. So the bottled water you are drinking could be no more than tap water. “Using a water filter is the only way to ensure that the water you drink is clean and healthy” (Functional Fitness Facts, 2011). Mild to moderate dehydration affects many people and causes a huge amount of ailments.
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