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Hydration is Key!

Water is the very foundation of your health. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.

Obviously the majority of your body is water and just like blood, vitamins, minerals, and oxygen you have to constantly add more to replace and top of what your body has been using up.

Some of the side effects of not having enough water or dehydration is:
Fatigue
Hunger
Headaches
Decreased Urine Output
Low Blood Pressure
Tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
Altered Mental Status
Feeling of Anxiety
Reduced Appetite
Reduced Capacity for Work
Loss of Coordination
Loss Coherence of Speech
Cells Begin to Die
Death
Dry Mouth
Asthma

These are the basics of what can happen when you are dehydrated. All of those side effects lead to other very unhealthy complications.

How much should you be drinking to prevent dehydration? Well, how much do you weigh? Take your total weight and divide by 2 (example: 150 / 2 = 75) and that is how many ounces you should be drinking every day. If you are exercising or our sweating in the sun, then you need to drink even more plus you need something to replenish those electrolytes.

For replenishing those lost electrolytes, I like 2 things,

MagneCharge and Coconut Water. You can read more on those in previous blog postings.

So, what are the positive effects and health benefits of good hydration?
Enhances Mental Clarity

Improves Digestion
Softens Skin Texture
Slows the Aging Process
Relieves Back and Joint Pain
Helps Control Body Weight
Hydration also improves certain functions of the heart, brain, kidneys, muscles and joints.
Increase Energy

 

Drinking enough pure water has been shown to help the body heal itself from many sicknesses, including:
General pain and inflammation in muscles and joints
Tension headaches and migraines
Weight loss
Water retention
Skin problems, including acne, eczema and psoriasis
Gastrointestinal issues
Spinal problems
Hearing and sight problems
Dysfunction of the kidney or liver
Hormonal problems
Diabetes
Gall and kidney stones
Circulation issues
Cancers
Heart disease and strokes
Mental disorders and addictions
Impaired memory and brain function
Autoimmune disorders, such as Lupus and fibromyalgia


Water regulates ALL the functions in the human body.
Just a few of the most important functions include the following:
The flow of blood and lymph through the body
The functioning of our brains
The cushioning and regulation of organs
The transfer and absorption of nutrients into cells and tissues
The removal of waste out of the cells
The movement of nerve impulses through the nervous system
The balance of hormones
The regulation of body temperature
The lubrication and cushioning of joints

What kind of water should you be drinking? Most people would say "what do you mean? Water is water, right?" No, there is bottled water, tap water, filtered water, well water, and there is even such a thing as "structured water" but more on that in the next post.

First off stay away from city/tap water unless you have filtered it using a filter that can remove mercury, fluoride, and chlorine. There is more than just that lurking in your city/tap water but if you have a filter that can remove those then it should be able to remove the other garbage as well. I like my Berky water filter with the added fluoride filter.

I would also stay away from bottled water because there are studies that have shown that about 90% of all bottled water is pretty much equal to tap water and end up paying more for per an ounce of water than you would per an ounce of gas. Also, read the label and you will find that most of the bottle companies are owned by the big soda companies. Oh, and let's not forget that they use cheap plastic that is NOT BPA free and you never know how long that water has been sitting in that bottle. Mmmmm, plastic water!

Well water, for the most part is ok, but I would have it tested as often as possible for any chemicals, heavy metals, of general pollutants. I would also use good filters on the general water coming into your house and use a premium filter on your drinking water. Again, I like the Berky water filter.

And if you want to take filtering water to another level, I would put filters on all you bath tubes and showers. Why? Because your body not only absorbs water through the skin but you also inhale the steam. I have read where people have said that the body does not absorb water through the skin but they are wrong. Your does absorb and to my understanding the most absorb able point is your feet.

I think that is enough said for now about water. Next time, I will post a powerful video on water that you don't want to overlook.

 
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