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World Water Day

posted Mar 24, 2014, 1:46 AM by Sonam Leki   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 1:47 AM ]
The World observes World Water Day on 22
nd of March. All of us know the importance of water, its chemical and molecular formula, water as a universal solvent etc.  However most of us do not know that we  suffer  about 80% of diseases due to water  i.e. contaminated water or water- borne diseases. According to research articles and news, most tap water now is not safe for drinking due to heavy environmental pollution, which is the  leading worldwide cause of death and disease and it adversely affects over 1 billion people every day in developing countries.

Water is one of the most essential elements for survival as it is important to the  mechanics of the  human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas/oil.  Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight and without it we would die.

In fact, all the cell and organ functions that makes up our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.

 Water serves as a lubricant in eye ball, digestion, joints etc.

Water  transports valuable nutrients to the body through the blood circulation and removes harmful toxins from the body through urination and perspiration, and regulates our body temperature along with skin. Drinking more water keeps our heart healthy.

Since water is such an important component to our physiology, the quality of the water should be just as the quantity.  Therefore your drinking water (8 glasses of water daily) should always be clean and free of contaminants/germs to ensure proper health and well being besides  regular exercise, balanced nutrition and a positive outlook on life.

-         Mr. Alagasan M.