- July 18, 2017
- Posted by: Familychp
- Category: Uncategorized
Hydration and Chiropractic
H20 – two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, or simply, water. One of the most important routines you can create is drinking plenty of water. Water is one of the most essential elements to health.
The human brain is made up of 75% water, the blood, 82% and the lungs, 83%. Your body only needs to lose a small amount of water to generate signs of dehydration (approx. 2%,) such as increased thirst, dry mouth, tired, decreased urine output, headache, dry skin and dizziness.
An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans fall short of drinking adequate amounts of water daily and thus are experiencing mild to moderate dehydration. Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate temperature and maintain a variety of bodily functions. As your body loses water through breathing, sweating and digestion, it’s vital to rehydrate by drinking fluids and/or eating foods that contain water.
Water also serves:
- Water serves as a lubricant
- Maintains fluid to the brain and central nervous system
- Water forms the basis of saliva
- Water forms the basis of digestive fluids
- Aids in transporting nutrients
- Water forms the fluids that surround the joints.
- Water regulates the body temperature
- Water helps move food through your intestines and removes waste products
- Regulates metabolism
- Allows electrolytes to circulate your body
- Helps balance pH in your body
Water is in food such as celery, lettuce and other vegetables. Meats and fish contain approximately half their weight in water. As you eat your lunch, consider how much water is in your serving. This amount counts towards your daily fluid intake.
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Remember, if you wait until you are thirsty to drink water, you are already dehydrated!
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