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Health Tip of the Week: Drink More Water!

If you think that you have a bit of a problem drinking enough water on a daily basis, you are probably right. Even worse is the lack of water that is occurring with children.

According to recent statistics that I have found on the internet, more than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance. About one-quarter of children in the US do not drink water on a daily basis.

To show you how dehydration severely effects function in the body, research shows dehydrated drivers make twice the amount of errors compared to hydrated drivers — an effect similar to driving drunk.

The best thing you can do, obviously, is to drink more water. Your best bet is trading sweetened, bottled beverages like soda, iced tea and fruit drinks to pure water which can significantly improve your health.

A major rule of thumb is to drink water on a regular basis throughout the day, regardless of thirst. Drink at intervals when you are not thirsty. This ensure that your body has enough water and can support internal functions for optimal health.

Thought for the Week

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~ Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732.

Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. ~ Slovakian Proverb

Chiropractic Thought for the Week

Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back pain, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug­-free approach to healthcare.

Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body.

This is why we believe the first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine. When two or more vertebrae aren't functioning together properly, it is what many chiropractors refer to as a subluxation or a misalignment.

These subluxations are actually joint dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body.

Misalignments in the spine may eventually lead to symptoms in other parts or joints of the body as well. These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong.

Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health. By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years.

The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care.


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