Canadian Rivers Day – Water and Your Health

If you didn’t know, June 14 is Canadian Rivers Day!  To commemorate this day, here are some thoughts on the many ways water is important to your health:  Your Body Water is essential to all known forms of life. In humans, water delivers oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body, and removes toxins and waste from the body. Water also regulates body temperature through perspiration and reduces friction between joints to facilitate movement. We can survive without food for many days, but we can only survive a few days without water! Experts disagree about the exact recommended intake of water, but most put it at about 2-2.5 liters a day. It takes an average of eight to ten cups to… read more →