WATER; AN ESSENTIAL FOR HOT WEATHER
Nigeria has three seasons. These include the Rainy season, Dry season and Harmattan. Rainy season is the time of heavy down pour from the sky day in and out, while the Dry season is the exact opposite with scorching sun and hard dusty floors. Lastly Harmattan is a blend of moist and dryness and some people agree that its the most friendly weather, while others claim that the season comes with eye sores, catarrah and sore throat. During the harmattan season, most women enjoy washing as their clothes takes less time to get dried due to the low relative humidity.
In recent times, Global Warming is taking its toll on Nigerians, and people are finding it hard to cope with the extremely hot weather couple with everyday strive to earn a living. According to research, the best solution to get by in this unfriendly weather is drinking a lot of WATER. On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells.The body of a newborn is composed of more water (75%) than that of an elderly person (50%).
The more muscular the body is, the more water it contains. Conversely, the more fat in the body, the less water the body contains – as body fat has little water. Body heat occurs when the body is not able to cool itself enough to keep its temperature within the normal range of 36.5–37.5 degrees Celsius 97.7–99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The body normally cools off by sweating, but sometimes sweating is not sufficient and the temperature keeps rising so a lot of WATER is required.
Aside that it helps the body recover quickly from the side effects of high temperature, WATER in the body also performs a number of functions: as a solvent for transportation of nutrients; as a medium for excretion; as a lubricant for joints; and for shock absorption