Mid to lower back ache can often be linked to the psoas muscle being impaired. The psoas is one of the major back muscles linking to core body stability.

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In terms of kinesiology, the psoas muscle is linked to the kidney meridian. One of the major factors which weakens the kidneys (and therefore the psoas) is dehydration. The average person needs to drink between 1.5 to 2 litres per day and most people drink nowhere near this. Incidentally, tea and coffee do not count as part of this water intake – in fact they actually have the opposite effect of dehydrating the body! Filtered or bottled water is the best.

Considering the body is composed of approximately 65-70% water, it’s unsurprising that it’s not just back ache that is a side effect of insufficient water consumption. Increasing your water intake can improve your skin and hair condition, help weight loss, prevent headaches and cramps, flush out toxins, help passing motion and increase your energy levels and immunity. What are you waiting for?!