Dehydration can cause a number of health issues; from headaches and constipation to blood pressure and kidney problems. But did you know that it can also aggravate or even cause joint pain? Keeping hydrated for healthy joints is a must!
Water accounts for nearly 70% of a person’s body weight. It’s necessary for life.
It’s important to remember that the average person can lose up to 10 cups of water a day. This can happen through breathing, sweating, flushing of toxins, and using the facilities.
In order for your major organs, muscles, joints, and brain to function properly, you need to continually hydrate throughout the day.
Keeping hydrated by drinking water and/or tea (green, black, and white) allows your body to flush out toxins which can ultimately help fight inflammation. Adequate water intake can help keep your joints well lubricated and prevent gout attacks too.
Healthy Joints Hydration Benefits:
Joint pain is no laughing matter, if you suffer from arthritis, gout, or joint pain of any description, keeping hydrated will help your condition in several ways.
- Keeping hydrated helps to flush out toxins from the body which consequently helps to fight inflammation.
- You help keep your joints well lubricated and help prevent gout attacks.
- Water aids in the production of synovial fluid. This is produced in the spaces/gaps between joints that help reduce friction and facilitate movement.
- Hydration encourages the growth of new cells in your cartilage tissues and carries nutrients to your joints.
- You can help alleviate various other symptoms that come with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, including constipation and dizziness.
Healthy Joints Hydrations Habits:
It might sound silly to try and make drinking water and or tea a habit but many people forget or don’t drink enough so here are some tips on creating positive habits.
- When at home, make sure to give yourself small breaks regularly. Time enough to get a glass of water make a cup of tea
- When out of the house keep a reusable bottle of water close at all times. drink little amounts often.
- Monitor the colour of your urine. If it’s dark with a strong smell, this could be a sign that you need to increase your water intake.
- Drink little and often – make water and/or tea the priority not the afterthought.
- Try and get fresh foods with high water content into your daily diet. Cucumbers, lettuce, melon, tomatoes are good samples.
- Avoid drinks that have diuretic effects such as coffee and alcohol.
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