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Dr. Clay's Health Blog

Optimal Health & Wellness Center specializes in keeping our patients healthy and active. Sometimes that means providing chiropractic care that keeps our patients in the game of life and enjoying a higher quality of life. Sometimes it's helping provide health and wellness advice that aims to reach the same ends.

A big part of our job is making sure our patients are living healthy and active lifestyles. A big part of living a healthy lifestyle is staying hydrated.

Here's a staggering fact: about 75% of the population is not properly hydrated. Read on for a few reasons to stay on top of getting the requisite amount of water each day, which is 1/2 your body weight in ounces, by the way.

1.) Dehydration Causes Joint Pain

Since around 80% of the body's cartilage is made up of water, staying hydrated helps your joints stay lubricated and pliable. Your joints become compromised if you're not drinking plenty of water.

2.) Dehydration Kills Your Energy Levels

Dehydration causes all sorts of disruption in the body, even compromising the ability of your heart to pump blood and spread oxygen to your body's cells. Lack of hydration makes it impossible for your body to reach peak wellness.

3.) Dehydration is Bad for Your Back!

Dehydration has some serious negative effects that can even reach the discs of your spinal column, causing herniated discs.

So, next time you're thirsty, why don't you make it a water? And if you experience neck or back pain that persists, even in the face of living an active, healthy, hydrated life, we're always here to help you get back to 100% or better. Contact Optimal Health & Wellness Center today to schedule your consultation.

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