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WirthThis week I want to talk to you about a very serious issue that many people start to forget about as the weather cools back off. I am speaking, of course, about dehydration. While a good amount of us spend the time during the summer to ensure that we are getting enough fluids, this concern generally starts to lessen when the weather starts to feel more like fall. It may be true that dehydration won’t happen as quickly when the temperature isn’t as high or the sun isn’t as bright, dehydration can still hit quickly and it is still an extremely dangerous situation.
Making sure that you are getting enough liquid into your body isn’t always an easy task. The amount that you’re drinking does have a great deal to do with combating dehydration, but what you are drinking is also important to keep an eye on. Things like coffee and alcohol may taste good, but they are actually some of the worst things when you are trying to make sure that you are getting enough fluids. The same goes for many sodas, especially dark colas. It is important to remember that there is no substitute for drinking water when it comes to hydrating yourself. If you are not a fan of drinking water plain, flavored waters or things like lemonade are better alternatives to things like soda.
With the weather cooling down, you may find yourself more willing to spend extra time outside. No one really wants to feel like they’re melting while walking around, so it makes sense that people start to come out of the air conditioning when the thermometer reads lower than 85°. While the fresh air and sunlight will do you good, it also means that you may not have as much easy access to things to drink. Always be sure to carry a water bottle with you if you are going to be out for an extended period of time!
While we may not be able to help you keep yourself hydrated, Wirth Chiropractic is determined to help you combat any pain you may feel in your day to day life. We know how much pain can derail plans and that’s something we hate to see. You deserve to be comfortable in your own body, so give us a call and see how much we can help you take back your life!

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