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Having The Right Amount Of Nutrients, Water, And Exercising Everyday Increases Your Chances Of Living A Long And Healthy Life. Using The Book "Holes" By Louis Sachar

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People say that the three most important things we humans need in order to survive are food, clothing, and shelter. I think out of those three things most people would say that food is the most important thing because that is what keeps us alive. Sure clothing and shelter will keeps us nice and warm, but we don't really need it to survive. Before humans started to settle down and build shelter in order to live in one place, they used to be nomads. Nomads would wander on the Earth with no real shelter except for what Mother Nature gave them. In order to survive, these nomads would have to hunt and gather their own food. If they could not get enough food or water to make it through the day they would most likely get very weak, then get sick, and eventually die. Humans are like cars, they both need energy to be put into them to be able to work. The energy needed for a car to work would be the gas that is put into it, and the energy for humans would be food and water that is consumed. Having food and water everyday is very important in order to live. Having the right amount of nutrients, water, and exercising everyday increases your chances of living a long and healthy life. In Holes, a children's novel by Louis Sachar, Zero travels several days in the desert without any water and barely survives. Zero looses consciousness several times and if it was not for Stanley's heroic actions Zero would have died from dehydration. In order to have a healthy life you need to drink plenty of water, eat all essential nutrients, and exercise.Water is the most important nutrient that your body needs. Some functions of water are that it keeps cells alive, it is a solvent, transports fats, transport vehicle, cleanses blood, lubricates, participates in chemical reactions, and helps regulates body temperature. About sixty percent of your body weight is water. That already shows how important water is to humans. You should drink two litters of water a day. The daily requirements of water will help flush out the kidneys, which eliminates impurities in the blood and helps to maintain the proper electrolyte balance. All drinks and food that contain water in it will help you to meet the daily requirements. Although, caffeinated drinks have water in it and can help meet the daily requirement for water; it can also cause kidneys to increase urine and salt output, so that means that caffeinated beverages are not good sources of water. Some factors that would increase a person's need for water would be age, some diseases, increased vomiting, diarrhea, fever, airplanes, some medications, hot weather, alcohol, caffeine, pregnancy, and exercise. If you do not drink enough water you could experience dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration are thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, decreased urine output, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache, dry eyes, and abdominal cramping. Also if a person stands or sits up quickly their heart rate will increase and their blood pressure will drop. To...

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