Water Does a Body Good
The Doctors here at The Winchester Institute of Chiropractic Health and Wellness believe remaining hydrated every day is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies.
• Water Transports Nutrients
Water acts as transportation of nutrients to organs and helps oxygenate our blood.
Dr. Dana Winchester teachers her patients that “We MUST constantly provide the body with new water, as it works as a natural filter that keeps our internal body cleansed, lubricates joints for mobility, and regulates body temperature.”
When we are sick, we are advised to drink plenty of fluids. This is because our body naturally filters out water with new water, ridding the body of harmful toxins.
• Water Lubricates Joints
Water is used by your body as a natural lubricant around joints and as a shock absorber for your eyes, brain and spinal cord.” Says Dr. Lindsay Sneyd
Our bodies utilize water to help movement. Adequate water in the body will help to reduce joint friction and create mobility.
Dr. Kevin Firestine knows this is especially important for those with arthritis pain, or the physically active. By staying hydrated, athletes and those with joint pain could see a difference in performance.
While drinking water should be an everyday occurrence, there are many ideologies on how much to consume each day.
A Mayo Clinic article states, “An adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups of water) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups of water) of total beverages a day.”
This doesn’t mean you have to consume the recommended amount each day. However, making a conscious effort to rehydrate during the day or substituting soda for water can make a difference in how the body performs.
Start today – substitute a colorful drink with calorie-free water. Make a refreshing choice that quenches thirst and revitalizes the body.