Can drinking water give you more Energy?

Dehydration can leave you fatigued and drained with limited energy.

 

The more water you drink the more alert you will feel. When we are lacking enough water certain bodily functions cannot work at their best. As a result our bodies become more under strain and fatigued. 

 

Mild dehydration is defined as around 1.5 percent loss of normal water volume in the body. Studies have shown even mild dehydration can alter mood and energy levels.

 

Most people think about drinking more water when they feel thirsty but by then it is always a bit late – our thirst sensation doesn’t usually kick in until we are 1-2% dehydrated. This is why it’s so important to keep drinking water at regular intervals through the day so we can help our body stay full of energy. 

 

Hydration and Exercise

We all know we should drink water and stay hydrated, but how hydrated are you?

 

There is no one size fits all with how much we should drink to stay hydrated as everyone is different in how much we sweat, depending on:

 

-Level of fitness

-Exercise intensity

-Body shape and size

-Weather conditions

 

What happens if we get dehydrated?

 

The body will start to raise our heart rate and then we will begin to fatigue. This will make the exercise seem harder and our performance level begins to decrease.

 

We want you to perform well with day to day tasks and get the best out of your body when exercising.

 

Therefore, how do we know how much to drink every day to stay hydrated?

 

Easy tips throughout the day ✅

 

-Clear urine throughout the day

-Drink water little and often throughout the day

-Avoid waiting until you feel thirsty

-Rehydrate during and after exercise

 

You can individualise your hydration regime to your match day to day requirements.

 

We always advice drinking water regularly, however, if you are performing high intensity exercise and depleting your electrolyte and carbohydrate levels then having fuel replacement drinks can be on benefit throughout the exercise so you can perform at your best.

 

Stay hydrated and stay healthy! ❤️

Chiropractic in Sport

Many people play sports from a professional level down to recreational activities for fun.

 

Sports professionals use chiropractic to enhance their sporting potential, to make sure they can represent their teams performing great. Here is a list of a few that use chiropractic:

 

Rugby: Tom Varndell

 

Golf: Jordan Speith, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

 

Tennis: Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic

 

Olympics: Usain Bolt and Mo Farah

 

Body building: Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

It’s not only professionals that can achieve more in their sports, every sports man or women out the has the potential to improve at their chosen activity and chiropractic can help.

 

Chiropractic gets the spine and the nervous system working at its best so we can get the most out of our bodies. This means we can do all the things we love throughout our lives. We can achieve personal bests and excel in our sports.

 

See how much chiropractic can help you achieve your goals in your activities and life?

Upper back and Shoulder retraction Exercise

  1. Upper back and Shoulder retraction

 

Are your shoulders rounded and pushed forward?

 

To improve upper back and shoulder posture, use the shoulder retraction exercise. To preform this exercise:

 

  • Start by standing up against a wall, place your heels 3 inches away form the wall, hands by your side and place your back against the wall.
  • In this position pull your shoulders back, so they are now in contact with the wall and open your chest out to engage your upper back muscles.
  • Hold this for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.

 

Now that you have learnt this movement you can repeat this throughout the day to activate your upper back muscles.

Neck Exercise

Posture Exercises

 

  1. Neck

 

Do you notice your always looking down at your phone and your head is forward on your shoulders?

To improve your neck posture, use a chin tuck exercise. To perform this exercise:

  • Start by standing up against a wall, place your heels 3 inches away form the wall, hands by your side and place your back against the wall.
  • In this position keeping your chin down and level with the floor, pull your head slowly backwards until it is in contact with the wall.
  • Hold this position for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.

Now that you have learnt the movement, you can repeat this throughout the day to activate your neck muscles.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors goals are to get the body functioning at its optimum. We use small adjustments made to enhance the movements in the the spine to ensure that we are moving correctly. This restores optimal function of the spine and nervous system, as all 32 pairs of nerves come out of the spine. This enables what they supply and receive sensation from; the muscles, joints, organs and the whole body. Chiropractic adjustments help the body function at its best.

The body can then maximise healing, regulating and maintaining it’s self optimally. This is because the chiropractic adjustment increases the function of the nervous system so it can perform at its greatest. The body can also now tolerate more stress before failure. The chiropractic adjustments increase the bodies ability to adapt to the environment and has a greater range before failure occurs, an injury or the last thing we feel, the symptoms of an injury. As we are functioning at our best and the body can deal with those better.

This allows us to do all the things that we love for the rest of our lives, with out having any adverse effects and creates healthier and happier lives.