Water is vital for our bodies

Water is the most important resource for the human body and is involved in every essential body function, including: removing toxins from the body, keeping the body's temperature properly regulated, fighting infections, boosting energy, improving productivity, preventing constipation, delivering nutrients to the cells through the blood stream and keeping the body hydrated. Without the right amount of water, people can start to develop illnesses which is why drinking water is so important.

Human bodies are composed of 70% of water

As an example, somebody with a weight of 70kg is made up of approximately 49l of water. Most of this water is contained within our cells and the rest is in our blood. Water is vital, since our bodies are mostly made of water. The water in our bodies takes around 50 days to renew completely. In normal circumstances, we lose up to 1 liter of water every day, which is why we need to replace it with quality water.

Water contained in different organs and body parts:
· Lungs: 83% · Kidneys: 79% · Brain: 73% · Heart: 73%
· Liver: 71% · Skin: 64% · Bone: 31% · Teeth tissue: 10%

Keeping hydrated is Vital

Since water is a vital part of life, we are proud of making a positive impact on our society with our products. After all, keeping hydrated is essential to having a healthy lifestyle.

We are what we drink

Dehydration occurs when the body's loss of water is higher than the water intake. This can happen when you do not drink the recommended minimum amount of daily water and/or you experience a high loss of fluid due to physical activity, a hot climate, illness, etc.

Drink regularly, before you start feeling thirsty

Not being hydrated can have a negative effect on your mental and physical performance. Children and elderly people are more susceptible of being dehydrated, which is why we need to make sure they drink plenty of water.

Important drinking habits

Water is vital for our bodies which is why we need to keep hydrated in order to have a healthy lifestyle. Although water is contained in food, this is not sufficient to maintain a proper balance. The best form of water intake is through drinking quality water. Plan to drink 8 glasses (of 200ml a day) as an easy reminder so that you get the water that your body needs.

It is recommended to drink at least 1.5L of water a day

Follow these useful tips to form a healthy water drinking habit:

1. Drink water throughout the day: if you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated
2. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up each morning
3. Drink a glass of water between every meal by taking water breaks
4. Drink a glass of water before, during and after exercising
5. Keep a bottle of water nearby wherever you spend the most time
6. Set an alarm to remind you to drink water (at least 8 times a day!)
7. Download a mobile App to keep track of your water drinking habits
8. Get a Vital water dispenser which is practical for your home and/or office by contacting us at sales@vital.mu
9. Mix it up by trying Vital's different water products
10. Follow @vitaleaudesource on Facebook to get more useful tips

Water for children

The body of a child contains more water than that of an adult (approximately 75%). Children also can lose more water from the skin which is why it's important to remind them to keep hydrated.

Children will be more likely to drink water if they can see the bottle. A good practice is to place bottles around the house and always carry an extra bottle of Vital water when you are on the move.

When children don't drink enough water, they will start to show symptoms of dehydration, which include:
· Dizziness · Fatigue / Lethargy · Irritability · Lack of urine / dark yellow urine · Lack of tears when crying · Dry mouth

Promoting a healthy lifestyle

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Quality Beverages Ltd | Royal Road – Belle Rose – Mauritius
Customer Care: + 230 403 7007 | Fax: +230 454 2900
E-mail: care@qbl.mu / sales@vital.mu