"Drink HOW MUCH water?" We hear this several times a day from clients who are learning about how their muscles and joints work without enough water.
When asked how much water per day someone 'should' drink, we go by the rule of thumb of most health practitioners:
Half Your Weight(in Pounds)
Why so much water?
Let's go into the reason behind why we probably aren't getting enough
water for our biological requirements in our every day. In our country,
many people drink very little water. Most of the drinks consumed in this
country are carbonated, flavored, caffeinated, chemicalized and LOADED
with stuff our body has to filter out. So, much of those beverages need
to be filtered out of the body with...water. If we consume any caffeine,
that has a diuretic effect, which flushes fluid from our cells, then we
need to also make up for the additional water flushed out of our
system. Our food used to offer a lot of water-rich foods, but most of us
are not eating 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, so our
bodies are missing vital hydration factors. It's no surprise that the
body works well when it's hydrated, it keeps a balance of hormones in
the blood, keeps the joints lubricated, keeps the gastric juices in the
stomach at an adequate level, as long as there is no disease
present...things flow along pretty well.
What happens when it's
NOT hydrated? We see many of those people in our clinic. The body will
prioritize where to keep the body hydrated, when it doesn't have enough
fluid. The top requirements are the places in the body that need to
function to keep us alive...which means brain and other organs. Muscles
and joints are the lowest priority on a level of importance to our
body's regulatory systems. Skin gets dry, joints don't have as much
fluid to keep them smooth and muscles get less circulation. It's been
really interesting over the years to see clients come in after years of
discomfort and annoyances who are feeling better for a longer period of
time, JUST from drinking more water.
So, when your friend, partner or office mate asks you why you keep refilling your bottle and you tell them your goal for how much water you are drinking daily to keep your body healthier...the may question, "Drink HOW MUCH water?"...and you can tell them why.
-Identify What Factors are Making Your Pain WORSE.
-Learn Precise Stretches that Get to the Source of Your Pain.
-Create Solid Support for Your Back Using Our Simple Methods.
Testimonials from those who have used this natural solution for chronic lower back pain:
"I can't believe I've been making my back pain worse for years, without knowing it! Thank you for sharing the information in the BodyPain Matrix(TM) Program! I now can completely manage my back pain with my stretches and I've stopped sitting in 'bad' ways.I am so glad I finally have an answer after suffering with my low back pain for over 5 years." -Sheryl B.
"I've been dependent on my chiropractor and massage therapist for years. It all helped, but I feel like someone finally showed me what to do, so that I now know how to help myself. I also found out what I was doing every day to make my lower back pain worse! Thank you for sharing these tools with me." Beth F.