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10 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

If you suffer from more than two of these signs you may not be drinking enough water. Grab a glass and get hydrated, now!

Drinking enough water is important for our bodies as they are made up of about 70% water. We often hear it is recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Another way to calculate how much water to drink is to take your body weight and divide it by 2 which equals how many ounces of water to drink per day (i.e., 100 divided by 2 = 50 ounces of water). Drinking enough water is important to keep muscles and surrounding tissues hydrated. Here are 10 signs you may not be drinking enough water:

  1. being tired
  2. headaches
  3. digestive problems
  4. joint aches
  5. decreased muscle mass
  6. dry mouth
  7. constipation
  8. dry skin
  9. hunger pangs
  10. being overly thirsty

Medical News Today states that water is needed by all the cells and organs in the body in order for them to function properly. Water also lubricates the joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, regulates body temperature and assists the passage of food through the intestines. During normal everyday functioning, water is lost by the body, and this needs to be replaced. Drinking water is the best source of fluid for the body. Beverages such as milk and juices are also decent sources of water, but beverages containing alcohol and caffeine (such as soft drinks, coffee and beer) are less than ideal due to having diuretic properties, causing the body to release water.

Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions nor is this information intended to replace medical counsel. It is always advised to consult your physician first when you are seeking pain relief as there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of them are life threatening and require medical attention.

 

 

Categories: Wellness
Post by Serenity Massage on July 1, 2016

10 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

If you suffer from more than two of these signs you may not be drinking enough water. Grab a glass and get hydrated, now!

Drinking enough water is important for our bodies as they are made up of about 70% water. We often hear it is recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Another way to calculate how much water to drink is to take your body weight and divide it by 2 which equals how many ounces of water to drink per day (i.e., 100 divided by 2 = 50 ounces of water). Drinking enough water is important to keep muscles and surrounding tissues hydrated. Here are 10 signs you may not be drinking enough water:

  1. being tired
  2. headaches
  3. digestive problems
  4. joint aches
  5. decreased muscle mass
  6. dry mouth
  7. constipation
  8. dry skin
  9. hunger pangs
  10. being overly thirsty

Medical News Today states that water is needed by all the cells and organs in the body in order for them to function properly. Water also lubricates the joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, regulates body temperature and assists the passage of food through the intestines. During normal everyday functioning, water is lost by the body, and this needs to be replaced. Drinking water is the best source of fluid for the body. Beverages such as milk and juices are also decent sources of water, but beverages containing alcohol and caffeine (such as soft drinks, coffee and beer) are less than ideal due to having diuretic properties, causing the body to release water.

Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions nor is this information intended to replace medical counsel. It is always advised to consult your physician first when you are seeking pain relief as there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of them are life threatening and require medical attention.

 

 

Categories: Wellness

Post by Serenity Massage on July 1, 2016

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