WATER THE MOST IMPORTANT LIQUID– Dr. Rob America’s Fitness Doctor®
I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking adequate amounts of water on a daily basis. If there is one substance that is critically important to your body’s overall function and well being, it is sufficient consumption of water. Water is the most potent fat burner, period. When we are talking about fat burning we are really referring to lipolysis. Which is one of the distinct metabolic events that takes place in a fat cell and water is needed for this to occur. According to a study in the Journal of Obesity, people who drank water with their meals lost almost 5 pounds more weight than people who drank less.
Water is vital to the body. Water enables the body’s transport and reactive mechanisms to take place, the diffusion of gases to take place across surface membranes, nutrients to travel, and waste products to leave the body. Through water, the body cools itself, eliminates toxins, lubricates joints, and cushions organs such as the heart, lung, intestines and eyes.
The percentage of the body comprised of water varies based on an individual’s age and sex. A baby is about 78% water, a child about 65% water, an adult male about 60% water, and an adult female about 55%. The average daily water loss from the human body is about 2.5 liters. This loss occurs through the body’s natural processes, such as urination, defecation, breathing and sweating. So how much water do you need to drink everyday? A good rule of thumb is that you require in fluid ounces your body weight in kilograms. So if you weigh 70 kilograms you need to drink 70 fluid ounces of water per day.
Dr. Rob Kominiarek, America’s Fitness Doctor®
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