Are You Drinking Enough Water?

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To every patient I say drink more water. Why?
Staying hydrated is crucial to health. In the office I am specific about drinking water after a session. After bodywork, toxins that that have been stored in our muscles and fat can be moved and pushed into our bloodstream. This is good, gets the sluggish system moving so you can eliminate more toxins. Drinking more water will help to flush out those toxins.

Staying hydrated everyday helps our muscles, discs, organs and other tissues stay supple and nourished. Staying hydrated lowers blood pressure and helps your largest organ, your skin, stay elastic and looking fantastic!

You will feel better and will be less prone to illness when you are hydrated.

Often times when we feel hungry, we are actually dehydrated..so drink more water…you might actually lose more weight!

I could go on and on but the basic message is that we all need to hydrate more. Especially in the winter when we are inside more, exposed to forced air and other sources of heat that will dehydrate us.

How much water do I need each day?

I like this formula since it takes into consideration our individual sizes:

Take your body weight in pounds and divide by 2. That’s how many ounces of water you need to drink per day.

for example: 200 pounds divided by 2 is 100 ounces per day. There about roughly 32 ounces in a liter..so that’s about 3 liters per day for a 200 pound person.

And if you do anything that dehydrates you like have caffeine, alcohol, sugar, exercise, etc. then you need to drink more.

Cheers to more water!

Dr. Sarah