What does Proper Hydration Mean for You?
Water makes up most of the human body. Muscles, joints, skin, and even bones depend on water to continue to work productively. Though, it is widely known that hydration is important it is not nearly as common to know exactly how much water is needed for optimal body functioning. This perfect balance of water intake and outtake is determined by: age, gender and weight.
No need to guess anymore! Here the work is done for you in a simple breakdown of proper hydration:
|1-3 years||32 fluid oz (4 cups)||32 fluid oz (4 cups)|
|4-8 years||48 fluid oz (6 cups)||48 fluid oz (6 cups)|
|9-13 years||56 fluid oz (7 cups)||64 fluid oz (8 cups)|
|14-18 years||64 fluid oz (8 cups)||88 fluid oz (11 cups)|
|19-50 years||72 fluid oz (9 cups)||104 fluid oz (13 cups)|
|51 years +||72 fluid oz (9 cups)||104 fluid oz (13 cups)|
|Pregnancy (14-50 years)||80 fluid oz (10 cups)||—————————-|
|Lactation (14-50 years)||104 fluid oz (13 cups)||—————————-|
*80% from beverages and 20% from food moisture
The Benefits of Proper Hydration
Other than overall feeling better when achieving proper hydration, there are many lesser-known benefits to proper hydration.
- Better sleep quality
- Promotes healthy muscle growth
- Helps prevent headaches
- Lubrication of joints
- Regulation of body temperature
These benefits can quickly improve your quality of life. So, by following the simple guide listed above proper hydration can easily be achieved. So, grab your reusable water bottle, fill it up (maybe add some sliced fruit for pizazz) and start conquering the world one sip at a time!
At Edgar Family Chiropractic Clinic, we take the overall general health of our patients very seriously. Drinking water and staying hydrated ensures that our patients will be feeling better in many different ways. Their muscles will work better, their digestion will improve, sleep will be better and many other benefits. Our Chiropractors are some of the best in Burlington and are always thinking of ways to educate their patients so that they can make the best choices to keep themselves as healthy as possible. If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to contact us at 289-337-1202 or by email at [email protected].