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Include Drinking More in Your Health Plan

By Tom Herrin

Most of the time, when people hear something about drinking more, they initially assume it is a reference to alcohol, especially if it refers to health.  When drinking is mentioned here, it is about water.  It is unfortunate that people need to be reminded to drink water more often, but today's world is certainly different from what was seen some years ago.  Many people tend to drink other kinds of beverages because they are flavored rather than just plain water.  Either may be fine, but water should not be eliminated from the daily routine.  It can still serve a good purpose and boost health.

It May Ease Headaches

A lot of people suffer from headaches.  There may be any number of causes.  Some may be due to illnesses, allergies, and various other things.  Some are due to some kind of dehydration even though it may be subtle and without much notice.  For people who have these types of headaches, drinking more water may lessen the severity of them when they occur.  For some, drinking lots more water may actually help them to avoid having the headaches completely.  If this is all it takes to miss this unfortunate experience, it is good reason to drink more.

It May Help to Avoid Urinary Tract Issues

Problems with kidneys and bladder are not uncommon.  Many people have them, and their lifestyle is disrupted as a result.  Such problems can cause some painful conditions.  Those who are afflicted may experience considerable discomfort.  Drinking plenty of water may help to flush material out of the system that can become stones.  For those who already have stones, small ones may be washed from the body in the same way.  Drinking water is the real key to better urinary health in many cases.

Water May Be a Tool in Weight Management

When we decide to do something about weight issues, it is important to cut calories.  Many of us struggle with it.  Drinking a good portion of water before eating a meal may help to fill us up to the extent that we will limit what we eat.  It may also help to keep food moving through the system.  I drink as much as possible.  As we get older, many of us tend to have difficulties with our blood becoming too thick.  Drinking water throughout the day can help the blood to remain thinner since it will have more water content.

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

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