Why Drink Water? How Water and Health Are Connected

7 health reasons to hydrate: Find out how water impacts your health and your body, from water and skin to water and heart.

Liquid Assets

July/August 2011

By Rachael Moeller Gorman

How Water Impacts Your Body

Water accounts for 60 percent of our body—or about 11 gallons or 92 pounds inside a 155-pound person—and is essential to every cell. We use water to cool our body with sweat, to circulate oxygen and fuel to our organs and take away waste products via blood. But how does it impact your breath, muscles, skin—and brain function? Find out here.

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