Last week I was talking to my chiropractor about muscle pain/tension and he said that a lot of times, people are dehydrated and don't even realize it. And that dehydration can cause muscle pain/tension or if you're already having it...make it worse. He gave me a formula to figure out how much water a person is supposed to drink a day to keep from being dehydrated. Take your weight, divide it by 2 and that's the number of ounces of water you're supposed to drink a day. And if you drink something with caffeine (it's a diuretic and takes water out of the body), add ten ounces of water for every cup of coffee, tea or soda. I weigh 150 pound divided by 2 =75 ounces I know a lot here use a different weight/measure system...but I'm sure the formula will work. I decided to try an experiement on myself for a week with this this water/ muscle pain theory and see if it might help. Fortunately I have a water bottle that holds 25 ounces. And since I have a cup or two of coffee in the morning, I'd just split the difference and drink four bottles of water (100 ounces). Two in the morning-two in the afternoon at work. After a week, I have noticed a difference. My muscle pain has decreased and when I do have pain/tension, it doesn't last as long. I'm the first one to look for an alternative to taking pills to help myself. And since drinking water is supposed to be the best for you, I figure it's a winning situation no matter what. Just thought I'd share.