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Why Drink Water? How Water and Health Are Connected

By Rachael Moeller Gorman, "Liquid Assets," July/August 2011

7 health reasons to hydrate: Find out how water impacts your health and your body, from water and skin to water and heart.

Heart

Dehydration lowers your blood volume, so your heart must work harder to pump the reduced amount of blood and get enough oxygen to your cells, which makes everyday activities like walking up stairs—as well as exercise—more difficult.

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