Why is drinking water so important? Aside from being the best thirst quencher, our bodies actually need water to function. Your body is made up of approximately 60% water. We lose water when we cry, sweat, drink too much alcohol and go to the bathroom. Therefore, it is essential to our health that we replenish that supply to prevent dehydration and declining health. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. Some quick facts about water and how it is used in our bodies includes:
A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material
It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration
The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream
It assists in flushing waste mainly through urination
Acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus
Water even plays a role in what we eat and drink. Unhealthy foods and drinks cause toxins to build up in our body. If we are eating and drinking poorly, especially during the holiday seasons, we need water to help flush those toxins out of our body.
Spinal misalignments can also cause buildup or harmful toxins. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments can play a roll in removing those toxins from your system. Once those toxins are released, they need to be eliminated. This is why we always tell our practice members to drink plenty of water after their adjustments. By drinking plenty of water a day, we can flush those harmful toxins from the body. Along with flushing the body, water is also great for spinal health. Water keeps the discs and vertebrae of the spine well lubricated allowing better function.
Prioritize drinking water as well as scheduling regular chiropractic adjustments here at Restoration Chiropractic to make sure you stay healthy all year long.