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Just Add Water to Solve Your Health Woes

By Sara Butler

Water adds a lot of benefits to your health beyond hydration. In fact, water does all kinds of things for your body that help it work at its absolute best. While it may not be able to cure cancer, take out the trash, or pay the mortgage, water can help you resolve annoying health issues and maybe even prevent a few from happening. Here are few health problems in which help comes by simply adding water. 

Boost Metabolism

If you're trying to reach or maintain a healthy weight, then water is your friend. That's because drinking adequate amounts of water per day helps your body better burn fat. According to the National Institutes of Health, drinking water can increase a man's metabolic rate by as much as 30 percent -- that's quite a boost!

Other studies have suggested that drinking a glass or two of water before meals can help you eat less. Plus, since many people mistake signs of thirst for signs of hunger, staying hydrated can help you skip unnecessary snacking.

Safeguard Your Heart

Drinking enough water each day can also protect your heart and make it less likely you'll have a heart attack. The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study that found people who drank five or more glasses of water per day were over 40 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who drank less water. So, drink up for your heart health!

Boost Brainpower and Prevent Headaches

Your brain requires oxygen to function optimally and drinking plenty of water helps ensure it gets what tit needs. Studies have found that drinking eight cups of water per day improves cognition as much as 30 percent. In other words, drinking enough water to help your mental performance.

Speaking of your head, headaches are something that plagues a lot of people -- especially migraines. Drinking enough water each day may help you to reduce your chances of having a migraine and reduce the intensity of the pain when they do strike.

Increase Alertness

How often do you hit the afternoon work slump? The biggest cause of daytime fatigue is dehydration. The next time you're feeling as if you simply can't muster the energy to keep going, then you should guzzle a glass of water to see how it can help to perk you up!

Water is essential to your continued health and wellness. To figure out how much you should drink each day, talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Queen Creek, Ariz.

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