Health and Lifestyle

I have a very good friend that do call me fish..Hian, why will someone be calling a fine girl like me a fish? Don’t mind that awesome girl… Of course, you all know my name is Elizabeth Tolulope and not fish…

Where do fishes live?-Inside water... I doubt if any fish can survive without water… That’s just it.. I love water just the way fishes love water but I’m not a fish oooo, hehehehehehehehe .
You need to visit me in my hostel and take a look at all the containers I use in storing water. I love fetching water, maybe I should say it’s part of my hobbies.

As much as I can fetch water, I can as well drink water. A few friends of mine know that I can’t joke with water.
It’s not my fault nah, water is life… Shebi?

Does anyone agrees with me that water is life?

Yes, we need water to survive. Water is an incredibly important aspect of our
daily lives. Every day we drink water, cook with
water, bathe in water, and participate in many
other activities involving water…


According to Dr. Jeffrey Utz, Neuroscience,
pediatrics, Allegheny University, different people
have different percentages of their bodies made
up of water. Babies have the most, being born at
about 78%. By one year of age, that amount
drops to about 65%. In adult men, about 60% of
their bodies are water. However, fat tissue does
not have as much water as lean tissue. In adult
women, fat makes up more of the body than
men, so they have about 55% of their bodies
made of water. Thus:
Babies and kids have more water (as a
percentage) than adults.
Women have less water than men (as a
People with more fatty tissue have less water
than people with less fatty tissue (as a


Why will someone just drink just a glass of water in a whole day or two sachets of pure water?
Some will even eat and wouldn’t take water at all. These ought not to be so.

There are a lot of activities that water does in the body and a glass of water per day isn’t sufficient.


1) Water is the primary building block of cells.

2) It acts as an insulator, regulating internal body temperature. This is partly because water has a high specific heat, plus the body uses perspiration and respiration to regulate temperature.


3) Water is needed to metabolize proteins and carbohydrates used as food. It is the primary component of saliva, used to digest carbohydrates and aid in swallowing food.
The compound lubricates joints.


4) Water insulates the brain, spinal cord, organs, and fetus. It acts as a shock absorber.


5) Water is used to flush waste and toxins from the body via urine.

6) Water regulates body temperature.

7) Water lubricates and cushions your joints.

8) Water protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.


Moreso, Kidneys are the body’s filtration system, but they require a copious amount of water to do their job properly  and boot unwanted toxins out. Without proper hydration, the kidneys become unable to filter  the blood properly, and you risk all kinds of hilarious  nasties, from kidney stones to disease.

The kidneys can do a little to save water(by
concentrating your urine to the color of a
tangerine) but beyond that, you need water to keep it
Putting the kidneys under stress is a terrible idea and, interestingly, they have a minimum
amount of water that’s required to be able to
function properly. The usual thinking is eight
glasses a day.People who’ve had a kidney stone need  to drink a massive two to three liters (up to

two-thirds of a gallon) a day to reduce their risk
of developing another one.


What is the effect of drinking excess water?


When your kidneys are unable to excrete the
excess water , the electrolyte (mineral) content of
the blood is diluted, resulting in low sodium
levels in the blood, a condition called

“Young, healthy people don’t normally [get
hyponatremia] unless they drink liters and liters
of water at once, because your kidneys can only
[expel] about half a liter at most an hour,” says
Chris McStay, MD.

Even though this is rainy season and the weather is usually cold,it shouldn’t hinder us from drinking enough water..

We should also endeavour to drink water that are free from pollutants and dirts…
Drink colourless and odourless water.

Author: Elizabeth Tolulope Egbeniyi

I am Elizabeth Egbeniyi, health and lifestyle blogger, plant scientist, teen coach, volunteer, baker, budding entrepreneur and most importantly, a child of God. I'm so much a lover of love, nature, books and people. I love to talk about anything and everything that catches my mind and will bless you. My purpose is putting smile on peoples’ faces, including you.

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