More Water, Better Health, Go Together

By Tom Herrin

There are lots of things to do to promote good health.  After all, who wants to promote bad health?  Getting back to the most basic things is seldom a bad idea.  Eating good foods that have little or no processing can often provide a more natural approach.  When it comes to drinks, there are plenty of things on the market, but it is always hard to beat water.  As long as it is from a good source, it is the one thing that people can drink all they want with little or no problems.  Water is something that many people choose to find substitutes for when there is really no need.  It can be good for almost everything.

Water May Be Key to Good Physical Performance

It is no secret that when people expend energy, they burn calories.  When this happens, their body temperature increases.  Just like an automobile, it needs something to cool it.  Water can be the best thing to do that.  There are other things as well.  It is known that once some people lose as little as 2 percent of their body's water, they may experience recognizable symptoms.  Athletes who are in heavy practices may lose as much as 10 percent of their water.  A change in body temperature, mental difficulties, and fatigue are some of the possible issues that can happen.  

It May Help Headaches

Many people suffer from headaches.  There may be a variety of reasons, but one for some people is some kind of dehydration.  It may creep up on them without some of the obvious signs.  In these cases, drinking more water may help lessen the severity of headaches if they have them and may even prevent them from occurring completely.  It could be one of the best investments of time and effort to ease these chronic problems.

It May Help With Weight Loss

We all know that there is no magic formula for losing weight.  Nothing can take the place of cutting calories supplemented by some good exercise.  I always try to increase my water intake whenever I try to restart a diet plan.  Many times, when people feel hungry, they are only needing water.  Drinking before eating a meal can also help to make us feel fuller.  That may mean we will eat less.  I try to drink a full glass of water before I go to bed and as soon as I get up in the morning.  I know as we age, it can help to keep our blood thinner, and that is important to good circulation.

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

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