Water’s Role in Your Body


Water helps nearly every part of the human body function efficiently. Considering that our bodies are almost two-thirds water, it’s important to understand water’s role in a healthy lifestyle. Here are just some of the things water does in your body:

  • Your brain is 75% water.
  • Your bones are 22% water.
  • Your muscles are 75% water.
  • Your blood is 92% water.
  • Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body.
  • Water is required for breathing.
  • Water moistens oxygen for breathing.
  • Water regulates your body temperature.
  • Water protects and cushions vital organs.
  • Water cushions joints.
  • Water helps to convert food into energy.
  • Water helps your body absorb nutrients.
  • Water removes waste.

©2016 IBWA (International Bottled Water Association)

Easy Ways to Drink More Water:

  • Start with your easiest step first!
  • Drink a cup of water when you wake up.
  • Take water with you to work.
  • Set a timer to stand up and drink water every hour at work. It’s also a great way to add activity to desk jobs.
  • Drink a large cup of water after you drink a cup of coffee or other caffeinated beverage.
  • Drink water before, during and after your exercise workout or activity.
  • Drinks lots of water when you are perspiring.
  • Fill and bring a water bottle with you when leaving home.
  • Offer your children water for thirst.
  • Pack water in place of juice, soda, sports or high energy drinks in your child’s lunch box.
  • Drink a cup of water before you go to bed.