Getting Older? Drink More Water!
Hey there, aging athlete! We don’t mean to offend you by addressing your age, but it’s kind of imperative to get our point across. So, here we go…
It’s true that your age and being an athlete have no correlation when it comes to ability. There are PLENTY of athletes up there in years who are totally kicking-butt when it comes to their performance and their skill. However, there is a correlation between age and athletic injuries.
Here are 3 Elements Chiropractic we see a lot of really great, older athletes walk through our doors. Most often, they are visiting us because they are experiencing some kind of injury they don’t understand.
Usually, the story goes…”But, I’ve always done this. Why am I getting hurt now?”
The answer always is…”Because your body isn’t the same as it used to be.”
That’s the bottom line.
As your body ages, the amount of water in your body naturally decreases. And, when the amount of water in your body decreases, your organs and muscles are going to have a difficult time working properly. Therefore, as an aging individual, you are naturally going to have to consume more water. However, as an athlete, your body needs more water than a normal individual, and so you will need to up your intake even more.
To start you off on the right track, increase the amount of water you are drinking daily by a glass or two and see if you notice a difference. Most people do not need much to realize that they are on the right track. It’s amazing how much a little bit of water can do!
*If you are concerned about any symptoms that you may be having related to an injury, don’t ignore them by increasing your water consumption. Be sure to consult a trusted professional instead.