Proper Hydration

Proper Hydration

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:

Age Female Male
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

Proper HydrationOther 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].


Fulfilling Your New Year Resolutions Safely!

2020 Diet Goal


Instead of taking extreme measures with your diet, make small lifestyle modifications instead. This will not stress your body out, and you are more likely to stick with it in the long run. Here are some examples of things to try:

  • Cut back on sugar, caffeine, and alcohol
  • Don't eat late at night
  • Plan out your meals for the week
  • Increase your water intake to 2.5L per day (12 cups)

New Year, New Gym Membership?

With the holiday's filled with lots of delicious food, a gym membership may seem like a good idea. However, to get the best results, it's better to pace yourself and avoid “tissue overload”

  • Start with something easy, like going for a walk around the block or doing some exercises at home
  • Commit to at least 5 minutes of exercise per day, even if it's just ditching the elevator for the stairs at work
  • Gradually work your way up to 1 hour per day, 3 times a week, or some combinations of 150 minutes per week (as recommended by the world health organiztation)
2020 Diet
Diet Plan 2020


  • Writing down your goals and placing them some where you can see them everyday is a great way to keep your motivation
  • Be prepared to re-evaluate and modify your goals throughout the year, instead of giving them up
  • Make sure your goals are realistic and attainable: “I will put money aside to save up for the vacation I want”
  • Reward yourself when you complete a goal
  • Carve out “me” time to do something you enjoy

For further information on injury prevention, or nutritional advice, feel free to consult our team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapist, Massage Therapists, and Naturopathic Doctor


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