Water: The Oldie but Goodie

Can you remember the last time you drank a glass of water? That may seem like a silly question but water is typically neglected when we're thirsty. Coffee, orange juice or tea is normally the first choice of the day. Soft drinks are served at most parties and restaurants. Even non soda drinkers tend to pour themselves a glass of fruit juice before a glass of water. Athletes often go for a Gatorade or Powerade or other sports drink before water.

So why is water the last choice?

Water is typically the last choice because most other drinks contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. The sugar rush typically wins out over water since some consider it to be a boring drink. However, water is essential to your health. 

Your body is 85-95% water, so it's important to replenish the body with something it needs in it's natural form. Water keeps your body hydrated so that it can replenish itself and keep you healthy. A hydrated body allows your spine to move and function properly, while keeping your muscles and joints loose. 

Drinking eight glasses of water throughout the day is the recommended amount to stay properly hydrated, but the amount may vary per person. Consult with us today about how to up your daily water intake to improve your health.