Sunday, August 30, 2009

Water: the life source

Salaams and Salutations Beauties.....

Ramadan mubarak!!! Eight to nine days into this glorious month...and WATER has become essential. Here in on the East's HOT. I mean lay in the shade HOT. At sahur and at iftar I find myself drinking at MOST 32oz of water. The days are soooo long.

Here are some facts about water from Wikipedia:

The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size.[28] To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors. Most of this is ingested through foods or beverages other than drinking straight water. It is not clear how much water intake is needed by healthy people, though most advocates agree that 6–7 glasses of water (approximately 2 litres) daily is the minimum to maintain proper hydration.[29] Medical literature favors a lower consumption, typically 1 liter of water for an average male, excluding extra requirements due to fluid loss from exercise or warm weather.[30] For those who have healthy kidneys, it is rather difficult to drink too much water, but (especially in warm humid weather and while exercising) it is dangerous to drink too little. People can drink far more water than necessary while exercising, however, putting them at risk of water intoxication (hyperhydration), which can be fatal.

Because Ramadan for the Muslim is a 'dry fast', meaning NO food or water during morning hours, water is very important in body hydration. Please note that the 'dry fast' sets muslims a part from other faiths that fast.

Sooo get up on your H2O people. Muslim or NOT, water is sooo key. I mean without it humans pass away.

B Beautiful
Umm Amirah