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Harrogate Chiropractor Talks About The Importance Of Staying Hydrated

Posted: April 4th, 2021

Did you know up to 60% of the human adult body is water? In fact, an infants body is even higher ranging from 75-78% water!

What Does Water Do In The Body?

  • it is the primary building block of cells.

  • It assists the body’s general functions such as digestion and circulation

  • Transports nutrients around the body.

  • It also acts as an insulator, keeping your body temperature regulated during homeostasis.

  • Water is used to flush waste and toxins from the body.

  • It is needed to metabolize proteins and carbohydrates used as food.

  • It is the primary component of saliva, used to digest carbohydrates and aid in swallowing food.

  • It also insulates the brain, spinal cord, organs, and foetus.

  • It acts as a shock absorber and plays a role in joint lubrication, keeping your joints supple.

  • It dissolves minerals, soluble vitamins, and several nutrients, so that it may transport oxygen and nutrients around the body.

The Benefits Of Staying Hydrated:

Staying hydrated has been demonstrated to improve your sleep pattern and mood, along with improves your skin's elasticity, which can combat its appearance as it flushes any unwanted toxins out.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

The recommended daily water intake is at least two litres per day. That’s around 6-8 glasses of water every day!

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