Barton Chiropractic Clinic specializes in chiropractic care services in Homewood, IL. A large part of what we do is provide preventive medicine in the form of education and health tips that will help you avoid costly health hardships down the road. A part of staying healthy is staying hydrated. So many of our patients aren't getting the requisite amount of water -- about 75% of the population, actually.
Read on for a few reasons to stay on top of your hydration.
1.) Dehydration Leads to Joint Pain
Drinking the correct amount of water each day -- which is about 1/2 your body weight in ounces -- will help your joints stay hydrated and pliable. Around 80% of the body's cartilage composition is made of water, so your joints can become compromised by a lack of water.
2.) Not Getting Enough H2O is Bad for Your Back
Did you know that dehydration actually has a negative effect on the discs of the spinal column? Herniated discs can come as a result, which nobody wants to have to deal with.
3.) Dehydration = Low Energy
Dehydration happens to disrupt your heart's ability to properly pump blood (which spreads oxygen to your body's cells). A lack of hydration makes it hard on your body to maintain peak wellness.
Remember next time you're thirsty to make it a water. If you still experience back or joint pain even in the face of getting the requisite amount of water each day, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your appointment. We have a long, successful track record of happy patients -- we keep you in the game.