Do you know what humans, plants, and fish all have in common? No? Well, we humans along with plants and fish all need water to survive. Most of you probably prefer to drink coffee, soda, or other beverages opposed to water, but how many of you drink water on a regular basis? Today, I’ll be talking about the importance of drinking water daily by looking at what water does for our bodies, the benefits that come with drinking water and a few methods to help you drink more. I myself am an avid H2O drinker. It’s pretty much all I drink. Let’s start by looking at how important water is and what it does for our bodies. Our bodies need water in order to survive.
Allaboutwater.com states that 80% of an infant’s body is made up of water Going down to about 70% of an adult’s body
Decreasing even more to 50% in that of the elderly
According to an article “The Health Benefits of Water” on everydayhealth.com water helps our bodies By regulating our body temperature
Water acts as a cushion for our joints and keeps tissues in our bodies moist. Water flushes out any toxins or waste from our kidneys and liver as well as intestines Website stepstoperfecthealth.co article “Why do we need to drink water?” says that water is essential for Body circulation as well as flexibility of blood vessels
Digestion, nutrient absorption and chemical reactions
A cdc.gov article “Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs” talks about How your body looses water through everyday activities as well as when you sweat, go to the bathroom, and even when you exhale How it is important to replace what is lost by drinking water in order to prevent dehydration from occurring Now that we’ve looked at why our bodies need water, let’s look at the benefits of drinking water. There are many benefits that come with drinking water on a daily bases Allaboutwater.org lists a few
Drinking a glass or two of water before each meal is going to decrease your appetite-so you feel fuller and are less likely to eat as much as you would have-helping you maintain a healthier body weight(with proper diet and exercise) Drinking more water will lead to you having more energy-daytime tiredness is a sign of dehydration Better health because water flushes out bacteria that can cause certain diseases Drinking water is said to prevent or even relieve headaches- as they are most likely a sign of dehydration Drinking water is a natural moisturizer for clearer healthier skin And the most obvious being water satisfies your thirst and is overall refreshing While there are plenty of benefits, there are a few harmful effects One being dehydration- as defined by thefreemedicaldictionary.com Dehydration is the loss of water and salts essential for normal body function. And occurs when the body loses more fluids than it takes in
Another harmful effect being the possibility of over drinking In an article titled “Drinking too much water can be bad for your health” Dr. Margaret McCartney says that excessive drinking can weaken concentration, lose sleep, and may even cause kidney damage After looking at why our bodies need water to survive and the benefits of drinking water as well as the disadvantages, let’s talk about how much water a person should drink as well as a few methods to help you increase your daily intake How much water should you drink in a day?
I’m sure we’ve all heard that we should drink eight 8oz glasses of water per day While many people believe this to be true, there have been studies done to show that this is neither beneficial nor is it harmful The previously mentioned article “Why do we need to drink water” from stepstoperfecthealth.co says that some experts believe you can estimate the amount of water you need by taking how much you weigh and divide that in half to give you the amount of ounces to drink a day There are hydration calculators online that you can use to determine how much you should drink as well Methods you can use to help increase the amount of water you drink daily Replacing 1-2 other drinks with water a day
Instead of 2+ cups of coffee a morning
Instead of soda with lunch
Carry a bottle of water around with you
Have it with you while running errands, while at work, or school If you don’t like drinking out of water fountains
Water bottles with filters-like taste of filtered water
Add flavoring to your water
You don’t like the taste of water
Use wedges of lemons, limes, cucumbers
Any and all flavors available for you to pick your favorite Our bodies have a thirst for water; they use it to function properly by regulating body temperature, flushing out toxins among maintaining many other bodily functions. After learning about the benefits-having an increase of energy, and healthier skin- The harmful effects-dehydration and lack of sleep-
And learning how to determine the amount of water you should drink a day I hope you would choose a method to help increase your daily water intake. So, don’t be a fish out of water, be a fish in water and drink a few ounces of water today!
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Borland, Sophie. “Drinking Too Much Water ‘can Be Bad for Your Health’: Benefits Are a Myth.” Mail Online. N.p., 14 July 2011. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. . Laskey, Jen. “The Health Benefits of Water.” EverydayHealth.com. N.p., 15 Oct. 2008. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. . Parker, David. “Article – Why Do We Need to Drink Water?” Article – Why Do We Need to Drink Water? N.p., 3 May 2005. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. . “10 Reasons to Drink Water.” 10 Reasons to Drink Water. All About Water, 16 Feb. 2004. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. . “Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. . SPEAKING OUTLINE
1. Attention-getter: Don’t have to-how many trouble w/ law? Sure couple
speed/park ticket before/ 2. Audience relevance: More than likely all broken law-just today 3. Central idea: Many passed each year but antiquated no longer significant-most bizarre, make us wonder how came to be/why haven’t repealed 4. Credibility statement: Trip to OK, brother spit sidewalk, Gma said illegal, research-true along w/ others 5. Preview statement: Honked another’s vehicle’s horn-illegal in MO Transition statement: Strange/no purpose, is law as word is defined Body
I. Main point: Definition
A. Merriam-Webster .com defines as
1. “A rule or order that it is advisable or obligatory to observe” 2. “A rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority” B. Oxford dictionary.com defines as
3. “the system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties” 4. “an individual rule as a part of a system”
C. Antiquated laws defined by Merriam-Webster .com
5. “outmoded or discredited by reason of age”
6. “being out or style or fashion”
D. Oxford dicitionary.com defines Blue Laws as
7. a law that prohibits people from doing certain activities on Sundays 1. These laws were made as a way to make people go to church on Sundays Transition statement:protect individual rights safety health those where humor seems only purpose II. Main point: Antiquated laws in MO and US
A. MO laws listed by dumblaws.com
1. prohibits a house owner having an exposed antenna but okay to have satellite dish 2. illegal install bathtub having four legs resemble animal paws 3. prohibiting four unrelated ppl live same residence
4. It is illegal to frighten a baby
B. US laws listed by stupidlaws.com
1. Jumping off building New York against the law punishable by death 2.
illegal wear a fake mustache that make people laugh church in Alabama 3. Citizens of Kentucky required take shower once a year
4. illegal pronounce ‘Arkansas’ wrong in Arkansas
Transition statement: many laws that exist in MO as well as the US may have once served purpose solved problem at time, but now seem pointless. III. Main point: majority of odd laws exist are humorous today, they did have purpose one point A. Article Hubpages.com “Stupid Laws-How They Happen And Why Many Of Them Still Exist Today” states 1. Most laws considered laws even though are not enforced regularly 2. process of repealing- revoking- law long sometimes pricey causing ppl to say process isn’t worth it the laws already not enforced B. same article insight how and why laws came to be in first place 1.
Using law hunting camel in Arizona illegal example, author asks why law for animal isn’t native to area exists explain how in late 1850s camels imported to area making it clear why law was put in place 2. Looking at these laws see how things have changed drastically over time Transition statement: Reading laws help ppl understand history and circumstances behind each one while also serving as a good laugh. Conclusion
1. Restate the main points: Hopefully with def, few ex, and knowing how laws came to be, can become better educated about different places and times in world 2. Restate the central idea: While outdated laws seem bizarre now serve educate ppl about events that caused passing provide a good laugh 3. Clincher:Just remember, since laws exist not enforced, can share house w/ 4 unrelated ppl as long as have antennae showing bathtub installed w/ 4 legs resembling animal paws. can attend church wearing fake mustaches causing ppl laugh then jump off building while scaring babies by pronouncing Arkansas wrong.