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Five reasons water is so important to your health

Everyone always tells us we need to drink more water, but why?

In this edition of Healthy U Tips, Dr. Emily Anderson of Windsor Medical Clinic explores five reasons why water is so important to your health, from digestion to skin hydration.

For more about the series or links to other episodes, go to the main Healthy U Tips page. 

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Why you need water

Need a reason to drink water? Water is essential to good health—and life. Up to 60 percent of an adult’s body weight and about 74 percent of a newborn’s body weight is water, making it the largest single substance in the human body.

Five myths about water

Like other allergy symptoms, hay fever's leaky eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and burning palate mean your immune system is overreacting to an otherwise harmless substance you've inhaled, swallowed or touched.

Dehydration and heat stroke

Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.

Drinking more fluids may lower men's bladder cancer risk

Men who drink plenty of low-sugar fluids may reduce their risk for bladder cancer, new research suggests. 

Think about your drink

Beverages can be an unexpected source of extra calories, so it's important to choose your drinks wisely. Avoiding drinks with excessive amounts of added sugar or even fat, in some cases, can be beneficial for your waistline and your overall health.

Drinking water safety

When you turn on the tap for a glass of water, do you ever wonder about the quality or safety of that water? With drinking water, it's important to consider not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you.

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