Total Body Water in Your Body

Total Body Water In Your Body

An important measurement for a healthy body is body water composition. As we all know, the human body needs good amount of water to function in the most efficient manner. The key lies in getting the perfect balance of body water. It is important that your intake of liquid must compensate the loss of body water.More water is always good.

So, how does a human body lose water? The human body can lose water through sweat, skin, urine and even breathing. Now if you have the right balance then you will feel more energized and healthy.

Defining Body Water

The total amount of fluids present in the human body is called as body water. Our human body contains at least 50% of liquid water. Frankly, the exact percentage simply varies and it is simply based on various factors like gender and age. Do you know that body water is the major building blocks for cells? Not only does it help in regulating the temperature of the internal body, it moisturizes the skin and strengthen the muscles.

Idea Body Water Percentage

One thing to keep in mind is that the ideal body water percentage will always vary. This is influenced by various factors. Body composition, age and gender are some of the factors that really affect the percentage. Also, generally women have less body water percentage compared to men. The major reason for this is because women have more tissues.

Effects Of Not Drinking Water

As stated drinking water is quite necessary and significant. However, very few are aware of why it is quite necessary. There can be physical issues if one doesn’t consume enough water. Some of the major health factors are –

  • Tiredness
  • Mental Issues
  • Allergies and Airway Issues
  • Skin Problem
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Weight Gain
  • Reduction In Physical Stamina And Performance

Wrapping Up

It is highly recommended that you consume at least two litres to 4 litres of water every day. Most importantly, never wait to get thirsty. You can start your day with a glass of water.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.