How Important, Really, Is Water?

Water is Important

Everyone knows that water is important and it’d be reasonable to say that everyone has grown up learning that if you want to continue to live and live a healthy life, you need to drink water. Considering our body is made up of 45%-75% water, there is no question in mind that it is essential to us living. However, questions frequently begin to arise… “How much water do I need to drink?”, “What’s the proper amount of water per day?”, “How long can I go without water?”. While all these are important questions (which will be answered throughout the article) the question no one is asking is “just how important is it?”

What inspired me to write this article was a ridiculous claim I had heard following PT one morning. One of my friends had gotten a drink of water during our workout and the person in charge told us afterward, “I noticed you guys wanna take water breaks. That’s stupid. You do not need water during a workout…it does nothing for you. You can drink no water all day and then chug a bunch at night and be completely hydrated for the entire next day…you won’t need to drink anymore.”

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