The importance of drinking enough clean water, every day, cannot be understated. Our bodies are composed of more than 70% water. The brain itself is made up of more than 90% water! Water is in every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. It is one of the most essential elements of overall health and wellness.
Here are some of the primary health benefits of water:
- removes toxins and waste products from the body
- carries nutrients to the cells of the body
- regulates vitamin and mineral metabolism
- helps the body metabolize stored fat
- enhances digestion
- reduces pain, such as headaches and joint and back pain
- increases energy and relieves fatigue
- improves skin complexion
- boosts immunity
- and the list goes on………
With the overwhelming evidence of the importance of proper hydration, however, it is estimated that 75% of Americans suffer from mild to severe dehydration! In a nation with easy access to an abundance of clean drinking water, why do we find it so hard to drink enough water? It is of utmost importance to make getting enough hydration a daily goal.
One way to do this is to get in the habit of carrying clean water with you. We recommend glass water bottles. They are a better choice over plastic bottles for several important reasons. Aside from being better for the environment, glass bottles do not contain harmful chemicals commonly used in plastic bottles. Chemicals found in plastic bottles include BPA, phthalate, PVC, and polycarbonate, all of which have a negative effect on your body. You do not want these damaging chemicals leaching into the water you are putting into your body. An alarming fact: The expiration date labeled on plastic bottles is for the bottle, not the water within it! Water stored in glass is safe and simply tastes better than water held in leaching based plastics. Our favorite glass water bottles are made by aquasana. They keep the water fresh and pure. They also have colorful sleeves to protect the bottles on the go. Check out their line of glass bottles here.
With water being such a vital part of your overall wellness, it is important to make proper hydration a priority. We at Triangle Chiropractic want to help you achieve your best overall health, that is why we take a wellness based approach to chiropractic care. We would be proud to be your Austin Chiropractor and make a positive influence on your health program. Call us at (512) 371-1305 or schedule an online appointment with us today and live healthy!