The majority of the body is water, making proper hydration essential to nervous system function.
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OCT 4, 2023
MOST OF THE BODY IS WATER
Water is essential to the function of the nervous system. The brain is made up of 73% water, and the spinal cord is made up of 83% water. Every system in the body depends on water, and the nervous system is no different.
Water is necessary for the proper function of neurons. Neurons are cells that transmit electrical signals throughout the body, and they are responsible for everything from muscle movement to thought. Without enough water, neurons cannot function properly.
Dehydration can cause the sympathetic nervous system to be activated in response. This can lead to a number of problems, including increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and increased respiration. Over long periods of time, this source of dysregulation reinforces itself, so it's important to stay consistent with water intake.
DRINK WATER CONSISTENTLY
The recommended daily intake of water is eight 8-ounce glasses, but this may vary depending on activity level, climate, and other factors.
Given the essential role that water plays in the function of the nervous system, it's important to drink enough water every day to maintain proper balance.
On average, NEUROFIT members who prioritize drinking enough water report 17% more balanced check-ins.