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1 Why drinking water is the way to go BY: LESLIE LEEMIKE

2 The behavior we modified To drink more water than what we do now To drink more water than what we do now To drink less soda than what we do now To drink less soda than what we do now

3 Our short term and long term goals Short term goals: Short term goals: Each week drink 10-20oz more than Each week drink 10-20oz more than the week before the week before Each week drink less soda Each week drink less soda Long term goals:Long term goals: Continue to drink recommended Continue to drink recommended amount of water amount of water Stop drinking soda Stop drinking soda

4 H2O Dihydrogen monoxide

5 What percent of our body is water? The average adult body is made up of 50%-75% The average adult body is made up of 50%-75% Muscles are about 75% water by weight Muscles are about 75% water by weight Fat tissues are about 25% Fat tissues are about 25% Bones are about 20% Bones are about 20% Brain is about 90% Brain is about 90%

6 How much water is enough? Some experts believe everyone should drink 80oz a day Others say to divide your body weight by 2 to get the ounces you need to drink a day Ex) A man is 175lbs. How much water should he drink? 175/2=about 88oz Overweight people should add an additional 12oz for every 25lbs they are over weight

7 Why do we need water? Exercising-helps keep body temp under control Exercising-helps keep body temp under control 6-8oz every 15minutes It moves nutrients, hormones, antibodies and oxygen through the blood streamIt moves nutrients, hormones, antibodies and oxygen through the blood stream Water is the bodies lubricantWater is the bodies lubricant keeps eyeballs moist and oils joints keeps eyeballs moist and oils joints Water is bodies shock absorberWater is bodies shock absorber brain and spinal cord is protected by it brain and spinal cord is protected by it

8 Water and your diet Key part of weight loss program Key part of weight loss program Helps body remove fat Helps body remove fat Helps overall health Helps overall health Suppresses appetite by filling up stomach some experts say that it is hard to distinguish between hunger and thirst so drink water and wait minutes to see if still hungry Suppresses appetite by filling up stomach some experts say that it is hard to distinguish between hunger and thirst so drink water and wait minutes to see if still hungry helps reduce fat depositshelps reduce fat deposits drinking more water reduces water retention by stimulating the kidneysdrinking more water reduces water retention by stimulating the kidneys

9 Water loss results in… Urine becomes concentrated when not enough water Urine becomes concentrated when not enough water Water cannot be stored in the body so body sets up a priority system Water cannot be stored in the body so body sets up a priority system When body becomes dehydrated it rations and recycle water When body becomes dehydrated it rations and recycle water All water losing functions are reduced All water losing functions are reduced Toxic waste is dumped into tissues, fat, joints, and muscles instead of being eliminated by urination and perspiration Toxic waste is dumped into tissues, fat, joints, and muscles instead of being eliminated by urination and perspiration

10 Your lungs and water Lung tissue are moistened by water as they take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide Lung tissue are moistened by water as they take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide Allergies and asthmatic symptoms may be a sign of not enough water Allergies and asthmatic symptoms may be a sign of not enough water

11 Body temp and water Water is bodies coolant regulating body temp by perspiration Water is bodies coolant regulating body temp by perspiration Must drink as much water in winter as in summer Must drink as much water in winter as in summer 3% water loss can result in health problems 3% water loss can result in health problems 15% water loss can result in death 15% water loss can result in death

12 Your brain and water Brain 90% water Brain 90% water When body is well hydrated one will notice an increase clarity in thinking When body is well hydrated one will notice an increase clarity in thinking Less water decreases energy generation in the brain Less water decreases energy generation in the brain Dehydration can result in headaches, depression, memory loss, chronic fatigue syndromes Dehydration can result in headaches, depression, memory loss, chronic fatigue syndromes

13 Your heart and water Heart 75% water Heart 75% water Blood 85% water Blood 85% water Hydration increases cardiovascular system Hydration increases cardiovascular system Dehydration can result in: hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure and cholesterol Dehydration can result in: hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure and cholesterol

14 Your kidneys and water Kidneys filters blood, concentrating waste and sends it out in urine Kidneys filters blood, concentrating waste and sends it out in urine Dehydration causes kidneys to recycles dirty water to remove waste Dehydration causes kidneys to recycles dirty water to remove waste Prolonged dehydration can do damage to kidneys Prolonged dehydration can do damage to kidneys

15 Your digestive system and water Food needs water to properly digest Food needs water to properly digest Hydration can reduce: heartburn, acid stomach, gas, and constipation Hydration can reduce: heartburn, acid stomach, gas, and constipation Dehydration can cause: weight gain, poor muscle tone, water retention Dehydration can cause: weight gain, poor muscle tone, water retention

16 Your joints and water Water lubricates joints and lets you move freely Water lubricates joints and lets you move freely Water maintains elasticity and easy movement for connective tissue of joints Water maintains elasticity and easy movement for connective tissue of joints Water relives arthritic pain Water relives arthritic pain

17 Your back and water Vertebrate in back relies on water to cushion it from movement Vertebrate in back relies on water to cushion it from movement Water also helps to hold up the upper body Water also helps to hold up the upper body Dehydration causes back pain Dehydration causes back pain

18 Water vs. Caffeinated beverages Water is ranked 2 nd as essential for life Water is ranked 2 nd as essential for life Water is fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium and no calories Water is fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium and no calories There is no such thing as too much water There is no such thing as too much water There is an abundance of water to drink There is an abundance of water to drink Caffeinated beverages act as diuretics –makes you go to the bathroom more Caffeinated beverages act as diuretics –makes you go to the bathroom more Women who drink 2 cups of caffeinated beverages have a 30% increase for miscarriage Women who drink 2 cups of caffeinated beverages have a 30% increase for miscarriage Can raise blood pressure for minutes to hours Can raise blood pressure for minutes to hours Can cause irregular or fast heartbeats Can cause irregular or fast heartbeats Helps reduce headaches Helps reduce headaches

19 Our experiences Leslie: drank a max of 50oz of water, did not stop drinking soda b/c when I did I got headaches, felt I had more energy and was not so tired. Leslie: drank a max of 50oz of water, did not stop drinking soda b/c when I did I got headaches, felt I had more energy and was not so tired. Lee: drank a max of 80oz of water, did not completely stop drinking soda, irritated about going to the bathroom more, would carry water and soda at same time, Lee: drank a max of 80oz of water, did not completely stop drinking soda, irritated about going to the bathroom more, would carry water and soda at same time, Mike: drank a max of 80oz of water, more energy, urinate more frequently, the more water consumed the more I wanted water and not soda Mike: drank a max of 80oz of water, more energy, urinate more frequently, the more water consumed the more I wanted water and not soda

20 The groups results

21 Conclusion Water is more than just a thirst quencher Water is more than just a thirst quencher Water plays an important part in our body Water plays an important part in our body We cannot live without water We cannot live without water There is no substitute for water There is no substitute for water Everyone need to drink around 80oz of water a day Everyone need to drink around 80oz of water a day Water is essential for overall health Water is essential for overall health

22 References Water good, coffee bad? Aint necessarily so. Videotape. Today show, Water good, coffee bad? Aint necessarily so. Videotape. Today show, Unknown. Water and your diet. (20 Feb. 2004). Unknown. Water and your diet. (20 Feb. 2004). Winston, Salem. Drinking water can help your diet. Winston, Salem. Drinking water can help your diet. (5 Feb.2004). (5 Feb.2004). Unknown. Fit by Friday. Fit by Friday. (23 Feb 2004). (23 Feb 2004).


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