We have heard people say that it is incredibly important to drink enough water.  But why?  Almost every major system in the body depends on water to function.  Although we may get some water from food or other beverages, most of our water intake comes from drinking water daily.  Drinking the recommended amounts of water every day can improve your health and well-being in more ways than one.

The Impact of Water on the Body

Water has many purposes within the body.  Some key health benefits of water include moistening tissue throughout the body, including the mouth, nose, and eyes.  In fact, water is necessary for producing saliva that is essential for breaking down food and keeping the mouth healthy.  It also lubricates joints for optimal movement and protects organs and body tissue.  Water in the body is also imperative to maintaining proper body temperature.  We also lose water when we sweat.  Although sweat keeps the body cool, we must still replenish the water we lose or we risk dehydration and increased body temperatures.  We also need water for proper digestive health.  Water helps filter waste from the kidneys through urination and prevents constipation through regular bowel movements.  It can also break down food more easily so your body can get the most out of its meals and digest them properly.  We need water to absorb the nutrients from food which can, in turn, keep us healthy and prevent certain health conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and hypertension.  The list goes on and on when it comes to why we need to drink water to improve our health, but know that if you aren’t drinking enough water, you could see a negative impact on your health and wellness.  Simply increasing water intake can do wonders!

How Can I Drink More Water?

Of course drinking sugary drinks such as soda or lemonade will appeal to our taste buds more than water.  So how can we get creative and encourage ourselves to drink more water on a regular basis?  One thing you can do is flavor your water with natural flavors such as mint, cucumber, orange, or lemon to add a little more zest.  Using an app to track your water intake can give you a physical goal to try to meet each day.  Unique water bottles with fun designs can also entice you to carry around a water bottle wherever you go and drink more water throughout the day.  There are many fun ways to try to encourage yourself to drink more water.  Find one or more that works for you to ensure you drink enough water daily.

Overall Health and Wellness

Drinking water is crucial to body function and so is spinal health.  Drinking appropriate amounts of water as well as scheduling regular visits to a Charlotte chiropractor are great ways to keep your body at its healthiest.  Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic understands this.  That is why he has water refilling stations in his office so you can prioritize drinking water while receiving regular chiropractic adjustments for whole body health.

Remember to drink large quantities of water daily and schedule your chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic.  Your body will thank you.

 

 

Sources

“Why is water important? 16 reasons to drink up”. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/why-is-water-important

“Nutrition and healthy eating.”