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The Many Health Benefits of Water

Water is an essential nutrient and plays a key role in the human body. We can survive up to several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. Every system in the body, from cells and tissues, to vital organs requires water to function.

Did you know that:

  • Water carries nutrients to all cells in our body and oxygen to our brain

  • Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other substances

  • Water flushes out toxins and waste

  • Water aids in weight loss

  • Water helps to regulate body temperature 

  • Water acts as a lubricant for joints and muscles

Ensuring that lost fluids are replenished in a timely manner and that our bodies are correctly hydrated is essential for good health and for the body to operate. On average, a healthy adult should drink eight, 8-oz glasses of water per day.

Not drinking enough water on a consistent basis could lead to dehydration — which opens the door to a host of physical complications including fatigue, poor skin health, bad breath, frequent illness, constipation and more.

The bottom line: Water is one of the most essential and pervasive elements in the world, comprising over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and 60 percent of our body composition. Drinking it in the right amounts helps maintain the crucial balance of body fluids — which play a key role in our physical and cognitive health.

Ensuring safe water quality

Sullivan County Labs opened for the convenience of local well owners and businesses that need to determine their water safety and evaluate potential contaminants. Today, our state-of-the-art lab offers a wide range of water analyses for potable, recreational, and process water (wastewater sewage treatment plants). Our analytical lab is both NYS Department of Health and PA DEP certified to accurately measure constituents in your water. For more information, give us a call today.

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