Monday, July 11, 2011

Water cushion

Body of water

Synovial fluid, body joints, and water consumption.  Body joints and your spine thrive on water consumption as it directly leads to the synovial cavity which helps cushion and protect our bodies allowing us to move freely.  

The synovial fluid between the joints and spine is of a sticky nature - similar to that of a egg white. This fluid helps reduce friction in the joints and it loves water.

Drinking water is required for your body to retain cushioning in the joints and spine - people that experience painful joints or back pain can have a low intake of water.

Water diffuses in and out of the synovial cavity and one of the multitude of reasons to stay hydrated - so drink up.  A good, safe rule of thumb would be to drink half of your body weight in ounces.

If you scale up at 180lbs, then 90 ounces would be a good number to be consuming which is just under 3 quarts of water.

Drinking half your body weight in ounces is easily attainable, safe, and will help cushion your joints.  DB

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