Chances are you’re familiar with the admonition to drink an adequate supply of water. But do you know the science behind this advice? What exactly does water do for our bodies?
Plenty, says Dr. Smith. Among other important functions, adequate water consumption is crucial for spine health.
The spine takes an especially hard hit when the body is dehydrated. The spinal requires ample water to maintain and repair healthy tissue and to keep joints lubricated.
Every day, our body naturally loses water through excretion, perspiration and vapor expelled during respiration. By taking in enough water to replace what goes out, you can maintain an optimal level of hydration.
There are varied recommendation on how much water to drink daily. Eight glasses per day (1.9 liters) is commonly suggested. A paper presented at the Asian Congress of Dietetics in Manila recommends a more generous 2.7 liters for adult women and 3.7 liters for adult men.
Our chiropractic office is committed to teaching patients how to achieve optimal spinal health — as well as optimal overall health. To this end, we focus on helping patients create comprehensive strategies aimed at creating wellness in their lives. Drinking adequate water is an essential part of this approach to holistic living and vitality.