Water is one of the most important substances that are need by the body next to oxygen. Without water, the body can go into dysfunction in two days. The water component of the body is up to two thirds. The brain is made up of 95% water, the blood is 85% water and the lung is 90% made up of water. Because of these, water is very important for the over health of the body. A decrease in water in the body may lead to dehydration that may potentially lead to serious problems such as hypovolemia and shock.
Water is needed by the body for its vast functions. It is needed to form saliva, regulate the temperature, regulate the bowel elimination, forms the lubrication of the joint and others. In fact, all of the bodily functions require water in order to be achieved. Dr. Mohr, your chiropractor in Tampa, FL, is proactive in treating the body as a full mechanism in which one small part can gave a great impact on the rest of the machine. Because of the vast functions of water in the body, the general importance of water in overall health includes:
Helps in the body’s metabolism
Water is very helpful in order for the body to regulate the metabolism. Metabolism is the precursor for all of the body processes in the body. Without water, the metabolism of the body may be slowed.
Water flushes out toxins from the body
The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood in order to excrete toxins through the urine. The process of filtering the blood requires much water from the blood in order to form urine. When there is lesser volume of blood because of poor fluid intake, though kidneys may not be able to perform its function thereby leading to toxin accumulation in the body. Water is also essential in clearing toxins from the muscles during exercise and massage.
Regulates the elimination from the gut
Water is also responsible for regular and normal defecation. During formation of feces in the gut, water from the cells of the intestines goes into the bowels in order to soften stool. Some of the water that is ingested directly goes in the gut. Softening the stool is very important in order to prevent constipation and irregular bowel movements. Aside from bowel movement, water is also needed by the gut in order to absorb nutrients because some of the nutrients such as vitamins are water soluble, thereby bind to water molecules in order to be absorbed and used.
Water hydrates the cells
The cells require water in order to be healthy. When water is limited, the cells appear dry, atrophied and coarse especially on the skin and mucus membranes. People who consume adequate water have healthier and glowing skin.
Since water is very essential for health, people are advised to drink at least 8 glasses a day. For people with active lifestyle, it is recommended that they take at least 10 glasses a day or drink water every two hours to replenish the body from the lost fluids through respiration, respiration and body processes.
Water can be taken in through plain water, beverages and foods. Water can be found in juice, tea coffee or any beverages, but make sure to avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks and other unhealthy choices to prevent further problems. Fruits and vegetables also contain water such as watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes and others.
It’s no coincidence there is a large water machine in the office, so if you’re looking for a Tampa chiropractor in the Wesley Chapel, Tampa Palms, New Tampa, or surrounding areas, come by and have a drink (of water) on us!