Saturday, July 11, 2009

Are You Hydrated?

Are you drinking enough water?
This is such an important part to your healing!

Did you know the benefits of drinking water are:
Healthy skin · Flushes the Toxins · Keeps you Regular · Regulate Body Temperature · Speed up Metabolism · Reduce Cancer Risk · Lube Joins and Muscles · Improves Energy · Increase Mental and Physical Performance · Keeps you more Alkaline

Each person should have about half of their body weight in ounces. If you are working out, add more to rehydrate. Therefore, if you weigh 200 lbs. - you should be drinking 100 oz. per day. Don't forget to add this to your healing journal to keep track through the day.Try to limit coffee, tea & soda to one to two glasses a day. Rest of the day hydrate yourself with good clean water.

Today take a look at your water consumption and see where changes might be necessary. Put it into full gear tomorrow. In a few days it will seem like no big deal. If you need some flavor add a little orange, lime or lemon juice to your water for variety.

Here is something to keep in mind....Dehydration has a lot of the same anxiety symptoms. Make sure that you are floating with all of that water. Recommended amount is your weight divided by 2 and that is your ounces per day. Working out? Add a little more.

Symptoms of dehydration are:

with 2% loss of fluid the following effects of dehydration are normally experienced:

Loss of Appetite
Dry Skin
Skin Flushing
Dark Colored Urine
Dry Mouth
Fatigue or Weakness
Head Rushes

with a 5% fluid loss the following effects of dehydration are normally experienced:

Increased heart rate
Increased respiration
Decreased sweating
Decreased urination
Increased body temperature
Extreme fatigue
Muscle cramps
Tingling of the limbs

Carry those water bottles with you all summer. Just sip on them throughout the day & your body will stay nice and hydrated.

I am always here if you have any questions or need support. You can email me directly at

Strong body....Strong mind!

Wishing you all the best,

Quote of the Day

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~Aristotle