Post by Adeline Rowley, Chiropractic Assistant at McCann Family Chiropractic
The incredible reasons our bodies need so much water and why we should drink more!
Fun facts first: the adult body is made up of about 60% water. That is a lot of water! Because of this, it is crucial that we supply our bodies with enough water. Have you ever been so dehydrated that you have a headache, are shaking, or are dizzy? You are not alone. Here is the kicker: your body was probably begging you for water long before you felt that thirsty. Let’s scratch the surface of the benefits of drinking water by diving in to the following four:
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
Think of water as an important nutrient for the brain! To be clear, drinking enough water will not cure a mental illness*, but it can alleviate one of the factors that may cause extra strain and definitely may help to improve your mood! 1
*We recommend working with a mental health professional for serious cases of anxiety and depression.
Drinking water makes it easier for the body to digest food. Indigestion can lead to heartburn (acid reflux), stomach pain, or constipation. Digestion is also how your body relieves itself of waste and flushes out toxins. Do not underestimate the impact water can have on your overall health - because much of it begins with the digestive system.
(Did you know chiropractic also helps with digestion? It can!)
Water breaks down numerous minerals and nutrients for our bodies to put to work. If we lack the quantity of water that we need, we cannot properly process incoming nutrients.
Trust me, the more water you fill yourself with, the less your body will demand food. In addition to the weight loss benefits of improved digestion and nutrient support… if you are looking to keep your calories in check, start by drinking more water throughout the day.
Okay, so, how much should I drink?
Note: Certain circumstances such as exercise, heat, dry air, and pregnancy require you to drink more than this.
Find it exhausting to drink so much water?
Dr. Matt McCann
Owner and Chiropractor at McCann Family Chiropractic. Walking this journey of life with you, on our path to wellness!
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Marysville, WA 98271
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