As our bodies are made up of mostly water, it stands to reason that drinking water is an important component of staying healthy. Various routine practices can cause us to lose water from our system, including sweating, crying, using the restroom, dieting, and drinking alcohol. This is why it’s necessary to drink plentiful amounts of water throughout the day and replenish this lost resource. In addition to rehydrating the body, water also has a number of health benefits. Being proactive about your health can help prevent future issues and make sure you are functioning well every day, and you can take proactive steps by being under regular chiropractic care as well as drinking more water. In addition to the benefits you’ll receive from regular care at a Lithia Spring chiropractor, below are some of the ways drinking more water will improve your wellbeing.
Fatigue, or feeling extremely tired to the point of lethargy, can often be one of the first symptoms of dehydration. In order to keep blood pumping through the body, the heart needs water, and when it lacks water, it has to work even harder. Organs also have to work harder to perform their daily functions when the body enters dehydration. Getting plenty of rest and drinking adequate amounts of water can stave off fatigue and help you feel more energized.
Reduce Muscle Cramps
When the muscles are not getting enough water, they can become tight, causing painful cramping. This may occur when you are resting or moving. If you’ve ever experienced this phenomenon, it can range from annoying to excruciating and prevent you from completing daily activities. Drinking enough water prevents your muscles from cramping and will keep you active and without muscle pain.
As we eat, drink, and use topical solutions, various toxins can build up in our bodies. A misalignment of the spine can also lead to a buildup of harmful toxins. At Vital Life Chiropractic, Dr. Ronnie Bolar can perform a gentle adjustment to alleviate these misalignments, removing the barriers that prevent toxins from passing through. But once this adjustment has occurred, the body still needs to remove these toxins. Water is the most effective way to do this as it helps you pass the toxins through urine. Additionally, drinking water will keep your spine’s discs and vertebrae flexible and healthy to prevent further issues.
Improve Overall Wellbeing
Increased water intake can do a number of things to help our bodies, from hydrating skin to ensuring proper digestion, even helping to maintain a healthy weight. Drinking more water can improve how you look, feel, and how your body functions. Much like chiropractic care, drinking water is a proactive measure to prevent any health issues from occurring in the future. When the two are paired, spinal misalignments are removed and water can flow freely, leading to a healthier you.
Drinking water is a simple way to take control of your health, and so is visiting Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic. Contact us today to make your first appointment. We serve Lithia Springs, Mableton, Hiram, Atlanta, Douglasville, and all of Douglas County.
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