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Joint health & hydration

Joint health & hydration

Why is drinking more water so important? Find out in this series of short articles that explores the overlooked benefits of hydration.

Here's a little-known benefit to drinking adequate amounts of water each day: healthier joints and a stronger spine! More than 70% of your cartilage is made up of water, and it plays a major role in absorbing shocks to your joints during exercise and daily activities. Likewise, water is an essential player in keeping your joints and vertebrae lubricated, so you're less likely to experience creaky joints and discs if you're keeping hydrated. If you're still in your younger years, joint problems may seem decades away, but maintaining healthy hydration habits in the first half of your life is a simple and kind thing you can do for Future You!

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