Water - Dehydration and Joint Pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by PVLady, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    This is a reminder for everyone.... I really am guilty of not drinking enough water myself!!

    Are you drinking enough water?

    75% of all people are chronically dehydrated.
    In 37% of us, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
    Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

    One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study.
    Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

    Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could "significantly ease back and joint pain" for up to 80% of sufferers.

    A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

    Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

    [This Message was Edited on 08/26/2006]
  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    PV Lady:

    I agree. I go nowhere without a bottle of water and when home I drink more than the required amount.

    Yes, I believe it helps, especially with dieting (for me).


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