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LOWER BACK PAIN - HYDRATION
HYDRATION is to give or add H2O
HYDRATE or SUFFER with lower back pain. HYDRATE or
DIE is a fact.
Lower back exercises and any fitness program will
accelerate injury recovery or fitness goals with proper hydration.
The disc space (intervertebal disc) is water soluble.
Aging increases the process of natural degenerative disc which
increases pressures of the nerve canals. Sitting and standing in 6
hour studies indicate decreased disc space by 16% to 21%. The organs
are also water soluble. Studies indicate an average of only 78% of
digestive organ function capacities in individuals were utilized in
clinical testing. The digestive system is responsible for
metabolizing your nutritional intake. You can easily increase your
metabolic rate simply by increasing water consumption between meals.
Hydration is extremely important in an injured disc or
healthy. When there is any compression injury of the spinal column,
the disc will become irregularly shaped creating pressure or pain.
The compression causes the disc to lose height. If you are
dehydrated and have an injury, the disc will lose even more height,
magnifying pressure and pains.
Hydration makes good common sense. It’s simple,
cheap, and effective. It’s an important ingredient to all my
programs. In the long run it’s a major contributor to the
phenomenal success of my total recovery solution for lower back pain
and individual extreme fitness clientele goals.
Hydration during exercise allows the stimulated
tissue cells to expand for greater mass, strength, elasticity,
endurance, range of motion, and stability functions.
Substances to avoid dehydration related to degenerative
disc and all dehydration conditions are: caffeine, coffee, tea,
soda, smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc. These are just a few common
contributing factors of dehydration.
Medical professionals recommend 8 to 10, 8oz glasses of
water daily. I suggest 12 to 16, 8oz glasses equivalent to 1 gallon
of water (128oz). I also advise drinking distilled water
for its great cleansing qualities (purified water through steam
and micro-filtration process to eliminate all mineral and heavy
metals). The benefits of daily drinking a gallon of distilled
A Word on Water
- Water is rarely regarded as an essential nutrient,
yet it ranks after oxygen as the most important element necessary
for life. While a healthy person can live for weeks without food, we
can not survive longer than a few days without water. Our bodies are
made up of 75% water.
Water works as a solvent for all products of digestion.
It holds foods, vitamins, and minerals in solution so they can pass
through intestinal walls into the bloodstream for use throughout the
body. It also removes all waste, regulates body temperature, and
helps prevent constipation.
Sufficient water in our body systems is essential to
maintaining a proper balance of electrolytes, such as potassium,
sodium, magnesium, and calcium.
Most adults lose approximately three quarts of water
daily through perspiration and excretion. Of course, this rate is
much higher with hard working athletes. When you become dehydrated
the cells also become dehydrated, impairing their ability to build
tissue and utilize energy efficiently. Without water, toxic elements
build up in the bloodstream. You don’t sweat, and blood volume
decreases so you transport less oxygen and nutrients throughout your
Replace lost fluids with water, not soft drinks.
Flavored sodas are high in calories, sodium, and artificial flavors.
Diet sodas contain higher content of chemicals that cause an
unhealthy retention of water.
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