All across our beautiful province we have been hit with record temperatures over the last few weeks. We are being told to conserve water as the temperatures continue to peak and it got me thinking about water consumption. Most people understand that water is essential to the human body, but there is a lot of misinformation about how much water an individual should drink per day.
So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need?
According to the Institute of Medicine, the daily adequate for males is 13 cups (~3L) and 9 cups (~2.2L) for females. It should be noted that is does vary on an individual basis, but these numbers provide a fairly good rule of thumb.
Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water and there can be minor to disastrous repercussions if basic hydration is not met. From a chiropractic standpoint for example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and lubricates the joints. The muscloskeletal system, including the brain and spinal cord, are vary dependent on water so making sure your consumption is adequate should be a top priority during the summer months. For more information about Chiropractic Care and what it can do for you, book an appointment at Clayton Heights Chiropractic today.