Self-Improvement Day 9

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Day 9: Drink More Water

Up to 60% of our bodies are water and require water to survive. Water cushions and lubricates joints; nourishes and protects the brain, spinal cord and other tissues; keeps the body's temperature normal; and helps remove waste through perspiration, bowel movements and urination. 

Lack of water, or dehydration, reduces the amount of blood in your body, forcing your heart to pump harder in order to deliver oxygen-bearing cells to your muscles. In the early stages of dehydration, you can become dizzy, irritable and experience headaches. As dehydration progresses, you become clumsy and exhausted. Your eyesight fades. In the last stages of dehydration, you may feel nauseous and begin vomiting. Without water, you will enter a coma and die.

Did you read that? DIE!

Final thought, did you know that sometimes thirst is disguised as hunger? You think you're hungry (or snacky) but drink a glass of water, you might just be thirsty!!