How To Drink Water For Better Health


Over 70% of our body is made up of water, and it is widely recognized that it is an essential nutrient for our bodies. There are many common problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, and fatigue, that proper hydration to keep optimum levels of fluid in our bodies, will lesson or even remove. It's necessary to give our bodies the right tools to help prevent and treat ailments. The right minerals and nutrients combined with a proper intake of good water will assist the body in overcoming many problems.

Immune enhancing nutrients combined with an increased intake of water have been shown in recent studies to be one of the best defenses against most infections. Fluids and rest allow our body to overcome fevers from infections and helps in making us more resistant to other types of infection by increasing our natural ability to resist similar attacks in the future. As always prevention is better than cure.

Most medicines such as pain inhibitors or analgesics do not work in harmony with the bodies' natural resources. Studies by medical experts as shown in a recent book "Your Bodies Many Cries For Water" shows that many of the symptoms of pain and discomfort we feel are the body telling us we need more water.

Headaches are commonly caused by improper hydration. The brain releases histamines, which may cause pain and fatigue when it begins to become dehydrated, as it is more than 75% water. You are only masking the problem by taking medications. It is probably better to drink 1-2 glasses of water and have a short break and rest.

Lack of fluids can even cause back pain. As the discs in our back are filled with fluid which helps them absorb and cushion the shocks to the spine they tend to deflate when not properly hydrated, provide less of a cushion, and stress the shell of the instead. Lack of movement can also affect the fluid level in the disks so you should always try to keep your upper body moving. Even when sitting at a desk you should move your head from side to side and twist your back around to help prevent this and keep the disks hydrated.

Surprisingly high blood pressure or hypertension can be caused by lower blood volume due to insufficient hydration. Being over 80% water our blood is very sensitive to changes in hydration. When a loss of blood volume is noticed by the body, proper blood flow is maintained by closing off the less active capillary systems in order to keep supplying the more active areas of the body. Closing these vessels causes a rise in tension in the muscle mass "hypertension". Keeping proper water levels increases the volume of blood and lessens the muscle tension.

Keep your water intake up and you may notice a pleasant improvement in how you feel.

Source by Gary Wood

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