The experts, who know these things, tells us that water makes up between 55 to 75 percent of your body weight. Water’s the gasoline that makes your body go. It regulates your body’s temperature. It carries away waste, and it circulates throughout your body. Obviously, it’s important in maintaining a teacher’s health.
According to those who know, you lose about 10 cups of water throughout the day through urination, breathing, and sweating. That’s a heck of a lot of sweat! And all that water needs to be replaced—every day. Now, do you drink enough water to replace all that you lose? When you don’t, you can suffer from all sorts of ailments. Headaches, for instance, are a prime example.
Now, as a teacher, I got my fair share of headaches and there were times I thought I was dealing with the stress that comes with the job. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, grow a thick skin. Now, I wonder if some of those headaches I got at school had to do in not drinking enough water.
So, teachers it is recommended, the next time you get a headache, before you reach for the aspirin, ask yourself how much water you’ve had that day. As stated, for many of us, a headache is the first symptom of dehydration (even before thirst). Trying drinking a glass or two of cold water (your body absorbs cool or cold liquids more readily than warm or hot ones) before you pop a pill.