Why drink water?
We’re so glad you asked. Water is life- it is health and it is wellness; it even affects happiness. It affects everything from cognitive function to the digestive system; from a chiropractor’s perspective, it has important applications in spinal health and circulation. Hydration is a key to keeping the intervertebral discs hydrated, the spinal joints lubricated and everything moving properly. If you are ready to get serious about staying hydrated, check out our simple schedule for fluid consumption:
Start with a baseline of 8 glasses per day
Establish a regular schedule:
- 1 glass when you wake up
- 1 before and 1 after each meal
- 1 before you go to bed or in the evening time
If you can’t get on with the flavorless taste of water, consider fruit-additives or flavor-enhanced water drinks that have minimal sugar added. And remember that coffee, soda and sports drinks do count toward your daily ration but they shouldn’t make up 100% of your fluid intake; try to aim for a 1:1 ratio non-water:water at the very least.
This is the simplest thing you can do for your spinal health
At Greenway Plaza Chiropractic, we are chock-full of ideas for taking advantage of simple methods for improving spinal health. Hydration is just the tip of the iceberg- give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment and start improving your spinal health today.