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Your Body of Water

Next to air and a nerve supply, water is probably the single most important thing that you can put into your body. Every system in the body uses water to function properly, and a lack of water can show itself in a variety of ways.

Many conditions that afflict the body are aggravated by lack of sufficient water intake, including headaches and migraines, fatigue, muscle spasm, digestive disorders, mood swings, and generalized pain.

Our bodies have been referred to as “hairy bags of water” for good reason. On average water comprises about 60% of our bodyweight and a reduction in water volume can throw the body out of its delicate balance. We continually lose water through several processes; primarily breathing, sweating, and urination. Therefore, in order to maintain sufficient water
levels it is essential that wem replenish what is lost.

Although there is some debate as to how much water we should ingest, a good general rule of thumb is to drink eight 8 ounce glasses per day. This will vary depending upon factors such as your activity level, the temperature, and your level of health, but on average is enough to keep most of us hydrated.

• Keep a water bottle with you at all times. A good quality stainless steel bottle can be used
• Filter your water. To reap the healthy benefits of water, it is essential to filter out the chlorine,
heavy metals, harmful microorganisms and other contaminants.
• Take frequent sips. To avoid dehydration drink frequently through the day rather than wait until
you are overwhelmed by thirst.
• Eat plenty of foods that are high in water content, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Increase your water intake during exercise, especially in hot weather.

Drinking enough good quality water along with keeping your spine and nerve supply healthy will do a wealth of good for your health and prevention. Book an appointment with your chiropractor in Chatswood on (02) 9412 2722 today to check your spine and nerve supply.

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