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The Importance of Water & Your Health

Many people in West Des Moines already know the importance of water and staying hydrated has on your overall health. However, what you might not be aware of is why. At Vero Chiropractic, water is a key component to reinforcing the treatments you receive in our office. Let’s dig a little deeper into why water is so important.

The cells in your body actually require water to properly function. It’s an essential element in the following bodily functions:

  • Digestion
  • Circulation
  • Respiration
  • Healing

Dehydration or the lack of enough water for the body to perform optimally can cause the following symptoms:

  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Skin, hair and nail problems

Water should not be thought of as a “treatment” for dehydration, but rather as a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. Consider this for a moment, air is no more a treatment for suffocation than water is a treatment for thirst. 

Now, how much water should you be drinking? This all varies based on your body weight, activity level and your diet. For example, if you eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll need less water than if you eat cereals, breads, fried foods, carbonated beverages, etc.

A good rule of thumb is to consume at least 50% of your body weight (pounds) in fluid ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 oz. of water each day.

Why this matters to us? As neurologically-based chiropractors in West Des Moines, your optimal health is of the utmost importance to us. Drinking enough water and sustaining a healthy lifestyle or vital to the success you will see from the work we do inside our office.

Vero Chiropractic :: Best Local Chiropractor, Des Moines and Central Iowa

At Vero Chiropractic, we focus on neurologically-based chiropractic care. We administer the best and most specific type of chiropractic care, addressing the master control system of the body. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint and locate the root cause of your health concerns. The next step for you and your family is to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with our office, so we can better understand your unique needs. Click here or call (515) 422-9552 to book your no obligation appointment TODAY!

“You never know how far reaching something you may think, say or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”

- B.J. Palmer

5525 Mills Civic Parkway Suite 120
West Des Moines, IA 50266