In today’s world, I’m amazed at how little water most people consume. Maybe it’s because it’s not as flashy because the cool cans and bottles crammed with various soft drinks, energy drinks, or maybe a beer. I feel we’ve developed the necessity for taste, no matter the advantages of plain water and therefore the horrible effect the opposite drinks wear our health and longevity.
Think about this, our bodies are made from about 75 percent water. Doesn’t it make sense to nourish it with a similar ingredient? I often believe a well-hydrated muscle as a pleasant red, raw steak. Conversely, I imagine a dehydrated muscle as a bit of tough jerky. If you cherish flexibility and strength, which would you prefer?
What is even more amazing than the water content of an adult, is the water content of a baby. A typical healthy baby’s body is made up of 90 percent water! Keeping this in mind, consider how healthy they’re and how quickly they recover from illness.
On the contrary, an elderly person’s body contains water content as low as 55 percent. Keep this number in mind when an older person is admitted to the hospital and are often told they’re dehydrated. Without proper hydration, unhealthiness is the obvious outcome.
Over our period of life we drop from 90 percent water makeup to 55 percent. Doesn’t that alone point out that the younger, healthier person profits from proper hydration?
What about Chronic Dehydration?
Chronic dehydration is just your body using more water than it takes in overtime. The signs of dehydration often are misdiagnosed and present to a chiropractor or medical doctor for related symptoms.
Signs of dehydration include dry skin, bad breath, cramping, fevers, chills, headaches, and even cravings for sugar.
Severe dehydration can cause life-threatening problems like blood clots or seizures.
A couple simple, but accurate, signs of dehydration are often ongoing fatigue or yellow urine. If you’re always tired and the color of your urine isn’t mostly clear, the likelihood is that you need to drink more water.
How much water should I drink?
As I discussed, keep an eye fixed on urine color and energy state. a good rule of thumb for correct intake of water is 1 ounce of water for each pound you weigh. for instance, if you weigh 150 pounds, you ought to drink 150 ounces of water per day. This seems like a lot, but believe me, it’s not! Shoot, some literature recommends 1 ounce of water for each pound of weight divided by 2. Even that formula isn’t met by most Americans.
Sometimes, hunger is confused with dehydration. many of us will feel hungry and only need to increase their water uptake. I suggest you drink between a half and a full liter of water before all meals. If you’re consuming 3-6 liters of water per day, you’re probably within the hydration ballpark.
Should I drink tap water?
Drinking water should be filtered. Many doctors believe you do not need filtered water because your body and kidneys will filter the water you drink. Unfortunately, over time your body will be overloaded with toxins. a proper filtration system should at least remove toxins like chlorine and chloramine.
Minerals like calcium and sodium will improve the absorption of water. Recent research has shown ionized water to be even better.
Also, make it a point to drink from a glass bottle rather than a plastic bottle. Plastic will leach into the water and cause issues with estrogen and testosterone levels in men and women.
Another popular sort of water is carbonated. soda water isn’t as easily absorbed by your body. Avoid sugar and preservatives in your water.
Start your day with a brief breathing exercise and a liter of water. you’ll be amazed how your appetite and energy levels improve