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Take care of the health of the whole family with perfect hydration.

"Water is the main chemical component of the body and represents approximately 50 % to 70 % of body weight, since the cells, tissues and organs of the body require this element to survive," said Nubia Bautista, deputy director of non -transmissible diseases of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.


Likewise, the official recommended that, to promote healthy habits, the healthy average adult who lives in temperate climate must have an adequate daily intake of liquids, whose indication is 15.7 cups, (3.7 liters) of liquids a day a day For men and 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of liquids a day for women.


However, the official recalled that water needs can vary in each individual, according to various factors such as: age, sex, intensity and duration of possible physical activities carried out, high temperatures and environmental humidity, the environmental humidity, the type of clothing and the individual sweat rate of each person.

The advantages of good hydration


Among the primary functions that this liquid fulfills, are:


1-      It helps the kidneys work well.

2-      Improve the immune system

3-      It contributes to the proper functioning of the heart

4-      It is important for the respiratory system.

5-      Allows to maintain normal cognitive functions


Final recommendations

Finally, Bautista added that, if the person does moderate physical activity, additional water must be drink to cover said loss; Warm or humid climates can sweat more than normal and demand that more liquid be drink; or when suffering from fever, vomiting, diarrhea, bladder infections or urinary tract calculations, more water should drink; Likewise, when the woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, it is possible that more liquid is needed to stay hydrated.

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