Imagine hydration as one leg of a chair
Hydration is equally as important as the other three legs in homeostasis. Comparatively speaking the other three legs would be exercise, nutrition, and rest.
By the same token, the chair will topple if there is an imbalance in any of the legs.
Staying hydrated allows for proper thirst
Equally important, not staying hydrated can be dangerous. Whereas the adult body is composed of 55 – 60% water by volume
Additionally, sedentary individuals need to consume about 3 liters of water a day. In warmer climates, it is recommended to drink more. (13 cups)
Furthermore, if the individual is on a weight loss program, an extra 8 oz of water per 25 pounds of weight is necessary.
Water intake, and athletic needs
All things considered, more active individuals need to drink more water. Coupled with body heat and exercise the body drains its water supply quickly.
In either case without proper hydration, hyperthermia is quick to attack. Again, the body is designed to sweat to cool down its organs to function properly.
Moreover, while training in the heat, it takes 2 weeks of training for the body to acclimate.
In light of the research from the IOC (Inter National Olympic Committee) without the proper training, heat exacerbation is easy to set in.
For the most part, during times of injury or chronic pain
In the long run, during injury it is especially important to stay hydrated.
For the most part, water reduces Inflammation and help flush toxins left over from cellular respiration.
As can be seen by the research, proper hydration is linked to obesity, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions that cause pain.
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|MLA||Sibille, Kimberly T. et al. “Investigating the Burden of Chronic Pain: An Inflammatory and Metabolic Composite.” Pain Research & Management 2016 (2016): 7657329. PMC. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.|
|APA||Sibille, K. T., Steingrímsdóttir, Ó. A., Fillingim, R. B., Stubhaug, A., Schirmer, H., Chen, H., … Nielsen, C. S. (2016). Investigating the Burden of Chronic Pain: An Inflammatory and Metabolic Composite. Pain Research & Management, 2016, 7657329. http://doi.org/10.1155/2016/7657329|
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|MLA||Racinais, Sébastien et al. “Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat.” Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.z.) 45.7 (2015): 925–938. PMC. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.|
|APA||Racinais, S., Alonso, J.-M., Coutts, A. J., Flouris, A. D., Girard, O., González-Alonso, J., … Périard, J. D. (2015). Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.z.), 45(7), 925–938. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0343-6|