Our bodies are primarily composed of water, and we are in a constant state of losing and replenishing this water. As we sweat, drink alcohol, cry, and use the restroom throughout the day, we are losing water each time. This means it’s important that we are replenishing that water supply throughout the day. Without this balance, we can experience dehydration and resulting health issues. Drinking water is important not only to prevent dehydration, but also to proactively increase health. Keeping up with your water intake combined with regular visits to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can help you prevent potential health issues before they begin. Read on to learn some of the benefits you can see from drinking more water.
While fatigue can certainly be caused by a lack of sleep, not drinking enough water can also lead to this feeling of being constantly tired. Water fuels the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, and when there is a lack of hydration, the heart has to work harder to accomplish this. As a result, the organs also must work harder to function properly. All of this extra effort can lead you to feel more tired than usual.
Over time, the body builds up toxins based on environmental factors. This includes what we eat and drink, as well as the things we touch and the air we breathe. Toxins can build up even faster if our spine is misaligned. Getting adjusted by Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Bolar can release these toxins. But after being released, the toxins need to be eliminated from the body, which is where water becomes even more important. Water helps to flush out toxins in the body throughout the day. And as a bonus, water keeps the spine flexible and lubricated to prevent further build-up.
Reduce Muscle Cramping
If you’ve ever experienced muscle cramping in the middle of the night or during a workout, you know how painful it can be. The main cause of these cramps is often a lack of water, as muscles depend on being hydrated to work properly. When you aren’t getting enough water, you’re much more likely to experience these painful cramps.
We rely on water to maintain health in a number of ways. Hydration aids weight loss and proper digestion, protects our organs, produces saliva, and countless other important functions in the body. Combined with chiropractic care, drinking enough water can be an important part of maintaining our health. With both these pieces in place, you can prevent injuries and illness, as well as improve your overall wellbeing.
To begin seeing these benefits and more, pour yourself a glass of water and make your first appointment with Vital Life Chiropractic today. Dr. Ronnie Bolar will treat any spinal misalignments contributing to poor health and discuss the best ways of improving and maintaining your health. Dr. Bolar and the team at Vital Life Chiropractic serve practice members in Austell, Wesley Station, Powder Springs, Lithia Springs, Hiram, and the greater Atlanta area.
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