Are you dehydrated?
The answer is- “Yep, most likely.” About 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
Staying hydrated helps your body naturally eliminate the bacteria and toxins that cause infection. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45% and bladder cancer by 50%.
But, you may need more ( or less) than 64 ounces of water on a daily basis. One of the most common questions we get asked by our patients is, “ How much water should I be drinking a day?” As with any health-related question, the answer is usually, “ It depends.”
However, a simple formula we encourage people to follow is to drink one-half of their body weight in ounces of water per day. So, for example, if someone weighs 140 pounds- they should be drinking at least 70 ounces of water per day.
If someone lives an active lifestyle – then they may need more than that amount.
There are many more benefits to drinking the correct amount of water on a consistent basis besides flushing toxins.
Water rehydrates your spine. The discs between the vertebrae which act as shock absorbers for the spine-are made up of approximately 80 % water. Without proper hydration, disc degeneration can occur and may lead to various back problems.
An easy way to make sure you’re drinking water throughout the day is to carry a reusable water bottle with you.
Please see the infographic for even more reasons to make drinking the proper amount of water a daily habit.
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