Drinking Water Persuasive Speech

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Drinking Water Is the Way to Go Specific Purpose: To show to my audience the importance of water to our body and to encourage them to drink water more often. Central Idea: Many people may take drinking water for granted, but keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial it is that people drink enough water, a significant amount of people may be failing to drink recommended levels of fluids each day. I. The Attention Step Water is virtually everywhere, from soil moisture and ice caps, to the cells inside our own bodies. Depending on factors like location, fat index, age and sex the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. At birth, human babies are even wetter. Being 75% water they are swimmingly…show more content…
A dehydrated brain works harder to accomplish the same amount as a normal brain and it even temporarily shrinks because of its lack of water. Over-hydration, or hyponatremia, is usually caused by over consumption of water in short amount of time. Athletes are often the victims of over-hydration because of complications in regulating water levels in extreme physical conditions. Whereas the dehydrated brain amps up the production of antidiuretic hormone, the over-hydrated brain slows, or even stops, releasing it into the blood. Sodium electrolytes in the body become diluted, causing cells to swell. In severe cases, the kidneys can’t keep up with the resulting volumes of diluted urine. Water intoxication then occurs, possibly causing headache, vomiting and in rare instances, seizures or death. But that’s a pretty extreme situation. On a normal, day-to-day basis, maintaining a well hydrated system is easy to manage for those of us fortunate enough to have access to clean drinking water. For a long time, conventional wisdom said that we should drink eight glasses a day. That estimate has been fine-tuned. Now the consensus is that the amount of water we need to imbibe depends
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