Shiny Happy People Drink Water
When I was in massage school, our instructors were constantly reminding us “Water In, Water Out”. As adult learners we were given the freedom and encouraged to move about, fill up our water bottles “water in”, and leave the room as necessary “water out”. We were grateful for an immediate supply of clean healthy H2O there at the school.
We were also fortunate to be in an area that had an Artesian well water supply nearby. Yes! Spring Water. All we had to do was take our clean jars and bottles to the spring and fill up. I’m not sure how something that was supposed to have such little taste, was so fantastic, but it was.Water, so many benefits, so easy, so FREE. Check it out here. It's pretty cool.
Maybe there is a spring near you. http://www.findaspring.com
Your body is about 60-70% water, the majority of your blood and cells in your body are composed of water. Your brain is 90% water. It’s a no brainer…you need water to function properly.
Why? Drinking water flushes out toxins (this is why your therapist will remind you to drink water after your session), increases energy & relieves fatigue, maintains regularity, boosts immune system and improves skin complexion. Just to name a few. Remember we are made of water.
It just makes us Shiny Happy People! How much? The jury is out on this one. Some experts say 8 (8oz) glasses a day, some suggest to take you body weight, divide by 2 and that is how many oz. you should be drinking. I say your body will tell you the right amount. But you do have to listen.
If you are reaching for pain relievers due to joint, muscle or headache pain (could be dehydration) or if your urine isn’t clear, it could be that you are not drinking the amount of water that your body needs.
Can food count as water? Absolutely. Watermelons! No surprise here. They are 90% water. Other fruits and vegetables that count are oranges, grapefruit, celery, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Coffee and Tea? Yes! The diuretic effect does not offset hydration. Alcohol? Is a huge dehydrator. But when the occasion calls, a one–to–one ratio with water is great advice. It can be challenging to fit everything we want to accomplish into a day and often we forget to take care of ourselves. Now that the hot weather, outdoor activities, sports and vacations are on the agenda it is incredibly important to listen to our bodies and stay hydrated. “Water In, Water Out”
Be Well & Shine On.