WATER!!!!!! I read an article the other day that opened my eyes to the fact that I would feel alot better if I would get off the Mountain Dews and drink more water. This article said the brain was made up of 74% water, muscles-75%, our blood is made of 83% water and bone is 22%. One of the most common causes of headaches is lack of proper hydration. Because our brains are over 75% water, when a shortage of water is detected the brain releases histamines which cause pain and fatigue. In most cases, simply drinking a couple of cups of water and relaxing for 20 minutes will stop the pain. High blood pressure or hypertension can be caused by a lower blood volume from dehydration. Our blood is well over 80% water and is therefore very susceptible to changes in hydration because then the body closes off less active capillary beds in order to maintain proper blood flow to the more active areas. These vessel closings cause a rise in tension inside the muscle mass which we call hypertension. More water causes proper blood volumes and less tension. Benefits of water are higher levels of daily energy, removal of harmful toxins and waste products, maintaining faster metabolism to lose weight (who doesn’t love that?), healthier and clearer looking skin, shiny hair and improved mental and physical performance. There were alot more health benefits but I don’t want to bore you too long. Now I have to show you an AWESOME water bottle I purchased at Target. I did not know you could LOVE a bottle but I do. My daughter has one and she recommended it. I have drank more water than I ever have and this bottle will not spill if you drop it. It’s by Camelbak and is very unique in the way it works. You lightly bite the mouthpeice to open it up to drink from the straw. It can be washed in the dishwasher, too. It sounds like I’m doing a commercial for them but I’m not; I just love it that much.
I am trying to lose some weight and I’m doing Zumba (giggle) and I have to replace water in my body so I try to drink 9 glasses of water instead of 8. I haven’t weighed yet but my friend said I was weighing the wrong way and I have tried HER way and it worked.
Maybe, just maybe, I can look like this with exercise and water!
Hey………..having a POSITIVE attitude and drinking plenty of water can be YOUR “fountain of youth”. CHEERS!!!! Debbie