In this report, consuming the recommended amount of fluid is vital for life. Hydration helps in cellular homeostasis and body’s temperature control (Popkin, D 'Anci & Rosenberg, 2010). Also, it helps to maintain optimal cognitive functioning since a study found that when the body loss 2% or more of its water, the cognitive performance decreases (Riebl & Davy, 2013). Moreover, hydration may relieve headache from dehydrated people and prevent and relieve constipation (Blau, Kell & Sperling, 2004; Murakami et al., 2007). In addition, it may prevent kidney stones (NIDDK,
The Cuban and Puerto Rico became connected with United States through the Spanish-American War after the April of 1898 signing of the “Treaty of Paris”. Which gave the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, The Marianas, Samoa, Panama, the Philippine Islands and Cuba. This is how Cuba and Puerto Rico became connected to the United States. The reason as to why the United States entered the war with Spain varies. Some thought the U.S was just responding to cries to help on the part of the oppressed people. Others said the U.S needed Puerto Rico and Cuba for military strategic reasons and provoked the war when these countries were about to become independent. Also another reason was The United States did not want Cuba to become independent of the reason that was; belief that with large numbers of Afro-Cuban the country would experience political instability, social conflict and economic chaos.
Sources of fresh water are necessary for health care, agriculture and industry. Water supplies used to be relatively constant, but now in many places demand exceeds the sustainable supply, with dramatic consequences in the short and long term. Large cities dependent on significant supplies of water have experienced periods of shortage, and at critical moments these have not always been administered with sufficient oversight and impartiality. Water poverty especially affects Africa where large sectors of the population have no access to safe drinking water or experience droughts which impede agricultural production. Some countries have areas rich in water while others endure drastic
The recent trend of Americans carrying bottled water can be explained by its convenience, as it can be purchased in vending machines and grocery stores, and is a healthier choice than soda. In addition, carrying bottled water is a good idea to maintain one’s hydration throughout the day (“Tap Water or Bottled?,” 2006). Although dehydration, or loss of water from the body, is not a concern for many Americans, people who exercise without drinking, sick children and the elderly are susceptible to its effects. Affected individuals will experience thirst, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. In addition, if exercise is undertaken under conditions of dehydration a person may experience muscle cramp or ache (“The ‘8 glasses per day’ rule,” 2006).
The lecture, led by Dr. Christian Dimaano, discussed a variety of health disparities and then went into an in depth look at Henrietta Lacks, and the use of her cells in scientific research. He described health disparities as the differences of health problems between races, lifestyles, and mental processes. This was a very interesting topic for me, as a nursing major, I hadn’t really thought about health disparities before, so it was interesting to think about all of the potentially higher health risks that can occur simply because a patients race, or mental state. He also discussed the social determinants of heath and how things like your physical environment, economic stability, social community, and education can all influence your health.
All of our cells, organs and tissues depend on water to help regulate homeostasis. Homeostasis is when our cells seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability internally as it deals with environmental external changes. Because water plays many important roles in the overall maintenance of the body, some of the functions of it include: regulates body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, lubricates joints, helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients , and most importantly it also moistens tissues like the mouth, eyes and nose. Dehydration is when the body is deficient in water. Because the water in our bloodstream plays an important role in equally transporting cells and minerals throughout the body, when an individual is not getting enough water the cells in the body will begin to shrivel up and malfunction. The opposite of dehydration is water intoxication. In an occurrence of water intoxication, what happens is that an individual may consume too much water without giving the body the equal amount of nutrients to counterbalance the water consumed. The recommended intake of water is 64 oz. a day; in comparison to the amount of water I drank, I fell short by 22.4 oz. of water with an average intake of 41.6 oz. of water per day. Based from this project I realized that if I don’t drink enough water per day my body will have a hard time transporting minerals throughout my body and excreting all the toxins out of my
Water is the most abundant source of life on this planet. Not only did the first living beings emerge from its depths, but it possesses the ability to keep every living thing alive. Powerful as it is, water takes on whole new meanings in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. In this novel, the journal entries of Lauren Olamina tell her story as she, literally and figuratively, navigates the world around her. The dystopian America Lauren lives in is practically void of a reliable source of water, especially in Lauren’s case as she lives in southern California, an area known for its long periods of drought. These circumstances highlight the symbolism of water in the novel. In Butler’s Parable of the Sower, water represents wealth, life, and
It is important for you to drink plenty of water. You should drink at least 8 cups of water each day in order to stay hydrated. If you do not drink enough water, you can get constipated, have problems with your balance and fall, get urinary tract infections, have kidney failure and your wounds heal slower.
We all drink water. Whether we like it cold, lukewarm, or in small amounts because it can taste so bland, we all drink it. Something that most of us do is buy and drink bottles of water because it is convenient for those of us who have a busy schedule. Most importantly, we buy it because from what we expect, it is the most safe option. Yet, what if it is not the safest option. Although we have all heard the rumors and comments about the harmful effects of water bottles, most of us have never really made it a priority to understand the actual health risks of drinking it. We have also brushed off the horrific facts of what it actually does to our planet regardless of the endless amount of television commercials that are trying to grab our attention. It is widely ignored and believed to just be another meaningless hoax, just as Donald Trump believes that Al Gore is a Chinese
Can you stop for a moment and think what would happen if we didn’t have water; clean water? It seems impossible, as we use water to drink, cook, clean, grow things, and for everything else in life. Unfortunately, because of the easy access to one of the most plentiful, and most valuable resources in the world, some people take water for granted. In contrast, other poor people live in places where the only easy way to get water is from a dirty irrigation ditch. Or their only source of water is backyard faucet shared by several homes. So, because of the availability of clean water is being abused, the problem of wasting water started to emerge. Some people thinks that with all the water on our plant’s surface, why are many so worried about water preservation? People who waste water think that it’s from their right to have plenty of water. If one mediates the world around, he/she should have observed that all creatures on earth need water to survive. Furthermore, the shortage of water in the body of any living creature happen to cause health problems and even death. The idea of preserving water is a debatable subject. However, humans should stop wasting water and should not take it for granted in order to survive with a healthy body, and reduce health risks.
Specific Purpose: To show to my audience the importance of water to our body and to encourage them to drink water more often.
This is especially the opinion and suggestion of all bottling companies. According to Doria (2006), the convenience associated with the bottled water is because bottled water is portable. In addition, Doria (2006) notes that bottled water is always available and can be bought in any destination. A company like Nestle sells water in almost all countries. Besides, as indicated by Arnold & Larsen (2006), there is a general perception that the tap water goes under thorough purification before the actual packaging. Those in support of the bottled water also indicate that tap water is cheap and affordable. Although some of these arguments are true, they cannot justify bottled water as a better option than the tap water. First, although the bottled water is available in all destination, tap water is also found in every location served by the municipality. In fact, as Arnold & Larsen (2006) indicate, most people consume the bottled water not because it is convenient, but because they believe it is safe. As mentioned earlier, the safety of the bottled water is even questionable because of the limited regulation of the sector. In addition, even though the bottled water is economically friendly in terms of prices, the tap water is more cost
It is recommended that we drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water or half of your total body weight in fluid ounces of water per day. Did you know that if you do that consistently, you will greatly reduce your hunger urges? This will make your weight loss easier. Some people have an issue with drinking plain water so they don’t end up getting their recommended amount in every day. I have found that putting slices of various fruit in the water is a great way to flavor
Water is crucial to our survival! Water is one of the scarcest commodities in the world at the moment; some argue that it is scarcer than oil. Wars have been fought over oil; therefore a war over water is a very big possibility in the years to come on this planet. With the current growth of the world’s population and the increase in demand for water in the agricultural industry, the issue of water scarcity is very likely to get worse and worse (Gupta, 2016). This essay will therefore critically discuss water scarcity and how one can prevent a war fought over water, as well as how one can save water and implement change to better our future nationally and globally.
In humans, water acts both as a solvent and a delivery mechanism, it dissolves essential vitamins and nutrients from food and delivers them to cells. Our bodies