08 Feb Come On In, The Water’s Fine!
Did you know, depending on the individual, a person can go three to ten days without water before their body starts to shut down and they… die?
I get a lot of push back on water. What about tea?! Coffee?! Soda?! Beer?! Those are liquids, right? They ask, what if I put some powdered crystals in the water? They are practically begging me, pleading with me… anything but plain old WATER.
However, I have to gently, but firmly explain that the word die means just that in this scenario. I’d say that ranks pretty high on the Things To Do Each Day list. Kind of like that other thing – breathing. You won’t last long without these two very necessary things.
But keep reading…. you will WANT to drink up after this!
Here’s the rub: You can go a surprisingly long time without eating, but as long as you have water and can breathe, you’re golden! Some say water is “so boring,” what else can I do? Try adding a fresh lemon slice, dark berries, or cucumber slice to water. This will boost alkalinity benefits and gives it a nice flavor.
(If you really want to punch up your metabolism, put two Tbl. of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider (don’t substitute) vinegar in a cup of water and drink down in the morning. Want a double benefit? Do this again in the afternoon around 4 p.m.)
Benefits of ACV for weight loss:
According to researchers, ACV turns on certain fat regulating genes in the body helping weight loss. Animal (mice) studies have been encouraging too! ACV was shown to reduce the blood lipid levels of mice, prevented free radical induced damage of liver cells, kidney, and red blood cells. Reference: truweight.in/blog/health/apple-cider-vinegar-and-weight-loss.html
Let’s look at some facts: A body as a whole is made of approximately 65%-70% water. Water flows through our blood. The water in our blood carries oxygen and nutrients to cells and flushes waste and toxins out of our bodies. It cushions our joints and soft tissues. All great things right?
Without regular intake of water our bodies cannot digest or absorb food. So? How’s your urinary tract and digestion doing? What a crazy question, but one I like to ask never the less. Every single cell, tissue and organ needs water. A sweet little newborn baby is composed of more water (75%) compared to that of an elderly person (50%). Hmm, interesting!
Also, the more muscular a body is, the more water it contains. (that’s another reason why we lift weights honey!) Good massage therapists can feel a well hydrated body as they begin their work! The more fat in the body, the less water the body contains – as body fat has little water.
It is a simple and easy thing to do when you realize how important it is for your body. You just do it. I tell my clients to put out 6-8 water bottles and make sure they are gone by the end of the night. 6 = good. 8 – excellent!
So many ailments and complaints can be fixed in a mere 24-48 hours when enough water is consumed for peak hydration!
Here are some other wonderful facts:
Water Is The Single Most Critical Nutrient – The human brain is composed of 95% water. Think about that for a sec. 95%! Do you have foggy brain? Headaches? Drink UP! Blood is 82% water. It has to carry all those things to our cells right? Then there’s the lung tissue that are nearly 90% water.
Water is also the single most critical nutrient for health, growth, and development. It is not only the most important nutrient in the body, but also the most abundant. Water is critical to the balance of all the body’s systems, including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and muscles. Whooosh, I’m thirsty.
How important is this balance? A 2% drop in body water can cause a small but critical shrinkage of the brain, which can impair neuromuscular coordination, decrease concentration, and slow thinking.
If consuming alcohol remember the rule: For every alcohol drink you toss back, also throw back a glass of water… or you’ll pay for your play the next day. Ouch.
Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. How common a problem is this in the United States? Estimates are that 75% of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. This is crazy. Why would an individual after knowing the importance of this hydration business, NOT properly hydrate? Do it. When you come see me in the STUDIO – drinking water is a requirement. That’s why 100% of the time when people do as I, ahhhh… “suggest,” they FEEL BETTER within DAYS of their fitness assessment! It’s a win/win situation – just the way I like it.
Water Is Great For Healthy Beautiful Skin – You’ll have more youthful and vibrant skin. You’ll also have less wrinkles with whiter and clearer eyes. Check out these photos! No more dark circles.
Again, Water Is Amazing For Weight Loss – shouldn’t have to say ANYTHING more about that, but…
More often than not, your afternoon fatigue and hunger are due to dehydration. Hunger is a well-known symptom of dehydration. You’re not hungry sweetie… you are thirsty! (however, it could be time for your snack to keep blood sugars level and your metabolism purring as well – have both!)
Myth: Drinking water will bloat you or cause you to retain fluids.
Fact: Water can suppress appetite naturally and it increases the body’s natural ability to burn fat. Read that one again! Yep, studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.
This is thought to occur because a reduction in water decreases the efficiency of the kidneys, which results in some kidney functions being pushed to the liver.
Since one of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body, it metabolizes less fat while performing functions normally performed by the kidneys. This results in less stored fat burned, and a reduction in weight loss. Again, drink your water if you want to lose weight.
Wow. That body of yours is pretty darn amazing isn’t it? So, are you ready for a healthy, vibrant body? Just reading this made me thirsty. I hope it did you as well. I cannot stress the importance of this to you and your health. Plain and simple: You gotta put in IN you to live honey.
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Well, Cheers to you!