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Keep the Water Flowing for Good Health

By Tom Herrin

There are plenty of things people may skip when they are trying to achieve the best health possible.  Some of them can bring about some pretty good results while others may lead to near devastating effects.  Cutting some of those foods that are well known to be bad for health may be part of developing good practices.  Falling short on getting enough water, however, may have some serious consequences.  For those who want to do everything possible to maximize their efforts to have better health, water must be available in good supply.  It is essential for the body to do what it is meant to do and can't be skipped.

It May Influence Better Brain Function

Many people experience problems such as headaches.  It has been found that, for some cases, some form of dehydration may contribute to headaches.  Some studies have shown that when people lose water during activity, they may suffer from loss of brain function as well as have more headaches.  It has also been shown to affect mood and concentration.  It should follow that when children fail to take in enough water, and maintain a proper level, they may have more difficulty in school.  Sometimes the simple things may make the greatest difference.

It May Help Maintain  Better Bowel Function

Suffering from problems such as constipation is not uncommon.  Some of this may be due to diet and some may be due to some other issues.  Dehydration can play a major role in it as well.  When people fail to maintain proper levels of water in their system, constipation can be a result.  Of course, it is also known that many other problems may occur as a result of this.  It is often obvious that more water can help this.  Making sure to drink enough throughout the day, before bedtime, and first thing in the morning, can be a good health practice for anyone.

 It May Be an Easy Fix

Of all the things we fall short on, maintaining adequate amounts of water can really be simple.  The problem is that we let ourselves get by with drinking less than we should.  While other drinks are good, nothing can ever replace just plain water.  I know as we get older, many of us tend to experience a thickening of the blood.  This can result in some circulation problems.  This good thing is it can be easily remedied, in many cases, by making a point to drink more water more often.  I make it a point to drink a glass before bed and when I get up in the morning to be sure I get enough.  It doesn't take long to form a good habit of this with practice.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.

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