Water is very important component for your body. Depending on your weight and age, the amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. For adults, the body is about 50-65% water. For infants, typically around 75-78% of the body is water, dropping to 65% by one year of age. Water is unbelievably important: don’t underestimate how much you need.

A lot of health problems can be avoided by simply drinking enough water, because feeling thirsty is a sign that your body is already dehydrated and that many bodily functions are already at risk.

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj clarifies why and how continual dehydration causes various chronic diseases, sickness and pain in his book Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! The book explains facts and details about obesity, and cites 46 vital reasons why our bodies need sufficient amounts of water every day.

The gist of what Dr. Batmanghelidj says in his book is what you’ll find in the following infographic.

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Chronic dehydration is connected to many reasons like fatigue, high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, high cholesterol, digestive disorders, bladder and kidney problems, constipation, joint pain or stiffness, premature aging, excessive weight gain and obesity. It is important to drink water, even if you don’t really feel thirsty.