Posted August 2nd, 2020 in Healthy Tips.
If you’re feeling tired or headachy, you may be low on H2O. Can’t focus at work? Drink some water. When your body loses just one or two percent of its water, it slows down vital functions. This can leave you feeling sluggish, unfocused and cranky!
Water is essential to life. The average person can go three weeks without food, but only a few days without water. Because it plays a significant role in your body’s physical and mental functions, we thought it would be fun to share some “aqua facts.” Grab an ice-cold glass and sip on this.
Your blood is 90% water and moves through almost 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Drinking warm or hot water opens up your blood vessels and increases your circulation.
Staying hydrated will help you stay focused since your brain is about 75% water. It may also help you think faster and more creatively. The next time you get stuck on a project, try drinking an eight-ounce glass of water and see how you feel.
Your Lymphatic system is your body’s garbage disposal. And just like the kitchen sink, it needs water to do its job. This network of tissues and organs are responsible for removing toxins, bacteria and other waste materials that can cause illnesses. This “gunk” is transferred through perspiration, breathing and going to the bathroom.
When you’re hot, you sweat. Water is essential to producing this natural cooling mechanism and helping your body maintain its core temperature. Sweat also carries toxins out of your skin, which is why infrared sauna therapy is good. It heats your core temperature bringing toxins to the surface.
Drinking water with a meal will help you digest it better. Water can also aid in weight loss by helping you feel fuller. Because your body has to work harder to maintain its core temperature, cold water may burn a few extra calories.
Water lubricates your joints and reduces the friction when you move. Think of your cartilage like a sponge. When it’s dry, it’s hard and stiff. When a sponge is wet, it is pliable, just like your cartilage. Water is also key to building protein in your muscles and maintaining good muscle tone and movement.
When your body is dehydrated, its natural defenses kick in. Your airways may restrict to help minimize additional water loss, causing any breathing issues like allergies and asthma to worsen. While it won’t hydrate or dehydrate you, our dry salt therapy can help breathing problems by opening your passages and detoxing your airways.
Health experts recommend 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day – roughly a half gallon. But depending on your body weight and activity level, you may need as much as 11 eight ounce glasses. Before you head to the faucet, you can get water from eating fruits and veggies too. Cucumbers (96%), tomatoes (95%) and spinach (93%) have some of the highest water content. Apples, oranges and strawberries are also very good.