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The Importance of Hydration

I figured I would have a little fun with this blog. As a Millennial, I love doing my Google research. I learn so many fun facts about anything that pops into my head and I can trust that Google will have the answer. I might even trust another source, if I want to get more long-winded answers.  

We Millennials, and I speak for a huge percentage of Millennials, are quite impatient with long drawn out chatter or babbling, unless you give it to us as quickly as our brains will allow. Besides, we have lots to do. Our cell phones await our attention. They pretty much run our lives. Professionally and Personally. So here is what I did. I went to Google and I did a few searches. Everything Google stated, will be in quotes. Everything that I state or write will not. Ready? Let the learning begin.

I know that the Importance of Hydration is true. We all need to drink water to stay hydrated. And, I hear it is good for clear skin. At least, that’s what I was always told. Which got me wondering: 

How much water is our body composed of? 

How many gallons of water does the human body contain?

How much of our weight is water?

How many glasses of water are in a gallon?

What are the benefits of drinking water?

Why do we as adults, need to drink a gallon of water a day?

So many questions are running around in my head, and hopefully yours too. Perhaps because our brain is composed of guess what? Water. Okay. Let’s finally get some answers.

According to Google and I quote: “Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.” Wow? I had no idea. Did you? How many gallons does the human body contain? Google’s answer-“Fourteen gallons of water.” Thank you Google for that expeditious answer.

Here’s a good one. How much of our weight is water? Google says: “Water normally makes up 50 to 60 percent of an adult’s total body weight. Any extra water being held in the body is referred to as “water weight.” When water builds up in the body, it can cause bloating and puffiness, especially in the abdomen, legs, and arms.” I had no idea. Did you? Wow. I am really learning today. Thank you Google. Shall we keep asking questions? Personally, I’m loving the quick answers. It is so easy for my brain to remember these quick facts. How about you?

Okay Google. How many glasses of water are in a gallon? Google said, “A gallon contains 128 ounces. A standard glass contains eight ounces. So, one gallon equals 16 eight ounce glasses of water.” Almost done. In fact, I am going to ask the last two questions together. Why? I’m a Millennial remember? I process things pretty fast. Okay Google. Two questions in one. What are the benefits of water and Why do we, as adults, need to drink a gallon of water every day? Google’s answer… “Water Provides an Energy Boost.” “One reason to aim for a gallon of water each day is that, according to WebMD, doing so may significantly boost your energy level. Low energy is a common problem. Some people start to slump in the afternoon and would sooner reach for a soda or a cup of coffee than a glass of water.”

Well, thanks Google. I think we all learned quite a bit about the Importance of Hydration. I truly appreciate all of your help. You were quick and to the point and I really admire that about you. Now, I need to go tap into my water intake for the day. My cell phone just reminded me that I still have another half gallon to drink. How about you?

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