Now if you spend any time with me you will know that I am never without a water bottle. It is a part of me. I have gone without water for a good portion of a day and can attest that I become sluggish, sickly, and downright miserable. It makes sense since our bodies are composed mainly of water. And once you get behind on your intake it can be a while before you catch up. This brings me back to my family. Now these are folks whom I love (they're family!) and I watched them drink coffee in the morning, a cup of coffee in the afternoon, and a splash of water to down some medicine. That was all! Let me say this again, our bodies are composed mainly of water and here were people not feeding their bodies with water!
Dehydration is a serious situation. The family that I observed live daily in a state of dehydration. They also have their own health issues on top of that from heart disease to insomnia, weak from lack of exercise to age. Let me say for the record that if this sounds anything like you then you must step away from the computer and go grab yourself some water! If you don't like the flavor, add a lemon. Don't like lemon? Add some other fruit that you do like, force yourself to drink up, your body will thank you! See dehydration involves headaches, lethargy, sunken eyes, dry skin, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, fever, it could even cause unconsciousness! That is serious! Clearly my family member's are able to do their daily activities but they are limited. Plagued by headaches, insomnia and more a world of difference could open for them if only they would add a couple glasses of water to their diet!
Is this the cure all? No. Water is powerful, but will not cure heart disease. However it will vastly improve well being as water is needed for the discs that protect our spine, for the cushion that surrounds our brain, and for fluidity of our joints. To go through your day without the eight 8 oz. glasses of water is to put yourself at serious risk of premature deterioration. Please, leave a comment, continue the conversation, but excuse me as I need to go get a drink.
Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, SFG