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Why You Need to Worry About Water Consumption

By Genevieve Cunningham

Water is such an important part of a healthy life. We all know that we’re supposed to drink plenty of water. We’ve been told over and over that water is key to good health. But actually putting down the soda and reaching for the H2O? Now that can be difficult! If you’re not getting enough water in your diet every day, it’s time to take it seriously. Take a look at these reasons why you really should worry about water consumption, then grab your bottle and get to sipping.

Dehydration Affects Body Function

The body needs water in order to function at its highest level. When we experience dehydration, which happens far more often than we think, the body is unable to function at its best. We may experience troubling issues with digestion. We may experience headaches. We may have a slower metabolism. If you want your body to function at its best, make sure that plenty of water is part of your normal diet.

Dehydration Affects Mind Function

We don’t often link mental health and water consumption, but the two are definitely linked. When dehydration occurs in the body, it also occurs in the mind. This can affect our mental state, leaving us confused, irritable, or depressed. While not all mental health issues are the direct result of a lack of water, improving water intake may help keep your mind healthier, thus improving mental health and overall concentration and focus.

Dehydration Affects Mood

Dehydration can be a mood killer. Wondering why you’re always feeling blue or irritated? It might be that you’re just not getting enough water. Try increasing your water consumption and see how you feel. While this may not be the only aspect of your health that needs improvement, it is definitely a step in the right direction.

Water is so important. It's our life blood. It's what keeps us alive and thriving. And unfortunately, most of us simply don’t get enough! If you aren't getting enough water, it’s time to make it a priority. Skip the soda and tea and coffee when you can. Choose water as much as possible. As your intake improves, you may notice that the benefits that come with it are well worth the lack of flavor in your diet.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

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