Specific Purpose: I want my audience to understand the effects of water in their bodies and convince them to drink more water as I share with them how good and bad want can affect their bodies.
Attention Getting Device: it is amazing how maladies such as fatigue and headaches can be associated with dehydration. This comes even considering how simple it is to drink water. Water is a very important component of our everyday life. Normally, most of us use thirst alone as a guide for when to drink water. One unknown fact about thirst is that, by the time we become thirsty, it could be possible that, we may already be slightly dehydrated (Palmer, 2012). Therefore, we need water in our body as well as other fluids to avoid dehydration. In most cases, people are not sure about the amount of water that they need to drink on a daily basis to remain healthy. Water keeps every part of our body working perfectly. It helps the body perform different operations such as flushing wastes and maintaining a healthy body temperature as well as keeping us from different types of diseases.
Thesis: drinking enough water is helpful for the human body in different ways, yet most people need education on these benefits as well as how much water they need to drink to stay healthy.
Link to the Audience: as college students participating in different sporting activities, we often pay little attention to our health. Drinking more water is one way we can help improve our health.
Transition: First, let us discuss the functions of water in our bodies
- Main Point: water assists in metabolic and chemical reactions in the human body
- Water removes waste products such as toxins rejected by the organs through urine, sweat, and stools
- Research indicates that, removal of this waste is important for the proper physiological functioning of the body (Peterson, 2008)
- Quality supply of water is necessary for the proper functioning of the body organs
- Wastes are dissolved in water and transported out of the body
- Water regulates the body temperature
- The large heat capacity of water helps in limiting the changes in the temperatures of our bodies
- Water allows the human body to release excess heat when the temperature goes high
- The evaporation of water from the surface of the skin cools the body
- Water transports nutrients to different destinations within the body
- Water participates in the breakdown of the foods we eat
- It transports nutrients and oxygen to the body cells
- Transports wastes from the organs to the surface for removal
- Water helps in the lubrication of the human body parts
- Water provides intracellular and extracellular fluid, which lubricates the human body parts
- These lubricants help in the free and easy movement of body parts
- Lack of these lubricants would lead to problems with the joints
Transition: it is time we took sufficient amounts of water in order to help us get the benefits of drinking water
- Main Point: it is important to know how much water is enough and when can water become dangerous
- Drinking enough water is important in ensuring that we remain healthy
- Peterson Gregory indicates that, we need 8-ounce of water before breakfast , and a glass approximately 30 minutes before lunch and supper
- The European Food Safety Authority recommends that, men should drink about 2 liters and women 1.6 liters every day
- It is important to replace the fluid we lose through different body processes
- Drinking too much water can also be considered unhealthy for the human body
- The amount of water we need to drink vary according to our body sizes, our activity, the temperatures, diet, exercise, pregnancy and medical conditions
- Hyponatremia refers to having too much water in the human body system
- In a contest dubbed "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" held in 2007, a woman died of water intoxication after drinking six liters of water in within three hours (Mail Foreign Service, 2009)
Transition: there are public supplies of tapped water and bottled water sold to the public in order to ensure that there is great availability of water
- Main Point: both sources of water are safe for human consumption since they are regulated in their production and supply
- The public water system supplies about 90 percent of the drinking water in the United States under strict standards set by EAP (Gazella, 2007)
- Tapped water is available for consumption in all neighborhoods
- Public water is tested severally for microbes and chemical contamination
- Water filtrations systems reduce contaminations, improve tastes, and removes excess minerals
- Bottled water is safe for consumption, but not as safe as tap water
- Bottled water is produced and sold in different stores
- Some small firms do not adhere to the regulations of the U.S. FDA on safe water production
- It is best to drink water from international bottling companies because they maintain and observe standardization
Transition: Now that you are aware of the issue, I hope you’ll consider it a personal one
As I close today, I would like you to imagine the risks you expose your body to them by drinking very little amounts of water. Surely everyone would wish to remain healthy and would want to drink more and more water. It would be very bad if we ignore the simplest instruction of taking more water.
Restatement of Thesis and Main Points: it is time to drink sufficient amounts of water to enjoy the benefits of water in our bodies. While drinking water from the abundant supplies, it is important to ensure that we do not drink too much water because it can lead to hyponatremia.
Closing Remark: the founder of The Stone Clinic, a clinician and researcher, Kevin Stone, once said, Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.
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Mail Foreign Service. (30 October 2009). Family of mother who died after drinking seven litres of water in radio contest for Nintendo Wii awarded £10m. The Daily Mail. Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1224051/Wee-For-Wii-water-drinking-contest-death-Jennifer-Stranges-family-awarded-10m.html