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Stressing the importance of proper fluid balance in the body.


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Why is Hydration Important?:

Why is Hydration Important?

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How active are you? How much water do you drink? How important is water?

So Why Water?:

So Why Water? Your body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water . Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. Water is also in lymph, a fluid that is part of your immune system, which helps you fight off illness. You need water to digest your food and get rid of waste, too. Water is needed for digestive juices, and the body’s waste products. And you can bet that water is the main ingredient in perspiration, also called sweat.


Quiz What is the normal pH of the body? A change of ________ will result in death. T or F About 2/3 of your total body water is found within your cells (intracellular fluid). T or F 45-75% of your body weight is from water.

So How Much Water is Enough?:

So How Much Water is Enough? You lose close to an additional liter (about 4 cups) of water a day through breathing, sweating and bowel movements . You get 20% of your water from food "8 x 8 rule" — drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day (about 1.9 liters ).

When to drink more H2O:

When to drink more H2O Exercise Humid hot weather Illness Pregnancy or Breastfeeding All these things require more water intake

What about Dehydration?:

What about Dehydration? Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes . Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are all electrolytes . Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions

Causes of Dehydration:

Causes of Dehydration intense diarrhea, vomiting, fever or excessive sweating . Not drinking enough water during hot weather or exercise also may cause dehydration . Anyone may become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk. Symptoms:

Mild, Moderate, and Severe Symptoms:

Mild, Moderate, and Severe Symptoms Mild Dry, sticky mouth, Sleepiness or tiredness, Thirst, Less urination Moderate No tears when crying, dry skin, headache, constipation, dizziness or lightheadedness Severe (medical emergency) Extreme thirst and irritability, extreme dry mouth and mucous membranes, no sweating, small amount of urine (dark yellow/orange), sunken eyes, shriveled skin with no fold when pinched, low BP, rapid heartbeat and breathing


Pre-hydration Maintain regular water intake (8x8) Eat fruits and vegetables (high in water content) Hydrate the day before, or at least an hour and a half before activity (2 cups) Consuming a sports drink about 1.5-2 hours before intense exercise can prevent dehydration and boost performance Try to find a low sugar drink

Foods to Avoid:

Foods to Avoid Caffeine is a diuretic and causes water loss Alcohol is also a diuretic High Sugar drinks and foods Foods that Rehydrate: Coconut water and other fruits Green Veggies: spinach, cabbage, broccoli

Other Hydration Tips:

Other Hydration Tips Research has found NSAIDS to raise the core body temperature during activity making dehydration more likely potential for causing stomach ulcers; cramping; nausea; indigestion; diarrhea; constipation; headaches; tension Pay attention to your water intake, even on cool days Take mandatory water breaks during activity Warm-up and Cool-down After activity

Stay Active = Staying Healthy:

Stay Active = Staying Healthy Exercise improves your mood Combats chronic diseases Helps manage weight Boosts energy level Promotes better sleep

Chiropractors can help keep you stay active!:

Chiropractors can help keep you stay active! Increase range of motion Decrease muscle tension, aches, and pains Decrease biomechanical imbalances in the body and improve function Remove neurologic irritation Prevent back pain, headaches, and discomfort Chiropractors treat naturally No drugs or surgery

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