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Experts Highlight the Importance of Adequate Hydration in Lowering the Risk of Chronic Illnesses

By: MerxWire

Everyone is inseparable from drinking water daily and drinking at least 1.5 to 1.8 liters for the body to perform various functions. When the body loses water, it may lead to elevated sodium levels in the blood, increasing the risk of chronic diseases.

Experts recommend that each person drink 1.5 to 1.8 liters of water daily. (Photo via

Boston, MA (Merxwire) – We all know drinking water is good for our health. Water accounts for about 50-70% of our body composition. Sufficient water intake every day can maintain physiological functions and body metabolism. But according to research, nearly half of the world’s population does not meet the recommended daily water intake. Now, adding to the benefits of drinking water, scientists have found that drinking water in moderation can maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

According to research by the National Institutes of Health, drinking enough water can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, premature death, and biological age more than the actual age. In other words, drinking water has the possibility of maintaining health and beauty. This study was published in “E Biomedicine” (biomedicine).

After more than 30 years, the research team collected the health data of 11,255 adults and found that drinking water has a significant relationship with sodium in human blood. When the amount of drinking water decreases, the sodium content in the blood’s “serum sodium” value will increase, and vice versa. In addition, adults with serum sodium levels have a higher risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, dementia, or heart failure, as well as a higher risk of early death and faster aging.

Loss of body water is the most common cause of increased serum sodium levels, but it is not the only cause of disease, premature death, and accelerated aging. The research team emphasized that people with too low serum sodium also have high health risks, and maintaining a standard range of serum sodium in the body is closely related to health.

Studies have found that drinking water in moderation can help maintain human serum sodium concentration. (Photo via

Here are three recommended ways to drink water so that you can easily reach the standard daily water intake:

  1. Carry a water bottle with you, drink as much as you want, and take a few sips when you have nothing to do.
  2. Pay attention to the amount of water you drink. It does not need to be very precise. It is recommended to use a fixed container to avoid confusion and facilitate recording.
  3. Drink half the recommended water intake before noon every day, and finish the other half in the afternoon and evening. Be careful not to drink water an hour or so before going to bed so as not to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, which affects your sleep.

People must drink about 1.5 to 1.8 liters of water daily; if the weather is hot or outdoors, they must drink more water. It is worth noting that this figure does not include liquids such as drinks, coffee, or juice. However, it is a pity that nearly half of the world’s population does not meet the daily recommended water intake. Most people only drink water when thirsty and do not know their bodies lack water.

With the advent of an aging society, preventive medicine is gaining more and more attention. Prolonging a healthy lifespan can help Chinese people improve their quality of life and reduce national medical costs. All health is inseparable from drinking water. If you want to maintain health but have no time to exercise, drink enough water daily.

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