Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Committee Member/Second Reader
With 60% of the adult human body composed of water it makes sense that maintaining proper hydration levels is important to survival as well as living a healthy life. Water has many roles throughout the human body: thermoregulation, being a carrier, being a lubricant, and acting as a reaction medium. As a carrier, water is responsible for allowing exchanges between cells, interstitial fluid and capillaries. In addition, water regulates the blood volume and allows blood circulation. Since water is responsible for these tasks, many systems in the body as well as the brain are reliant upon proper hydration levels to function properly.
hydration, memory, dehydration, cognition
Ellis-Lepard, Kelsey, "Does Hydration Impact Memory: A Systematic Review" (2018). Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses. 64.