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Drink Water Like Your Life Depends on It; It Might

By Tom Herrin

There are many people today who fall into some pretty bad habits when it comes to food and drink.  The number of people who eat away from home is likely growing.  Not only that, but the number of those who bring home something that is already prepared seems to be increasing also.  This means that they are relying on the quality of whatever someone else provides.  When it comes to drink, many have a difficult time going with water when there are so many other things on the menu as drinks.  While those others are not all bad, there are times when there is no substitute for just plain water.  It can play a major role in good health.

Water Can Affect the Way the Body Performs

Coaches and trainers are well aware of the need for water at regular intervals for athletes.  From many bad past experiences, it has been learned that they cannot do what is asked of them without water.  There have been some disastrous stories about some who tried to push themselves too hard with too little water.  It is known that as little as a two percent loss of water can affect people.  Many athletes may lose as much as 10 percent of their body's water in a given day.  This may result in mental confusion, change in body temperature, headaches, and several other issues.  Drinking more water at regular breaks can help to avoid this.

It May Help With Constipation

Many people suffer from chronic constipation.  While there may be a variety of reasons, one could be a lack of enough water.  When people drink more water, food can move through their systems easier.  Increasing the amount and frequency of water that people drink can have a pretty fast effect on many.  It is one of those things that is worth trying and seeing the results fairly quickly.

It May Help Prevent or Lessen Headaches

There are any number of reasons why some of us have headaches.  One that contributes to them in many of us is a lack of enough water.  In these cases, headaches may seem to be less severe or don't occur at all.  I have seen cases in which they are brought on by dehydration when people were totally unaware that they were in that situation at all.  It never hurts to drink more water and do so more often.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.

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