Many of my clients don’t appreciate the power of water, and only after my lecture on the necessity of water do they promise to try harder to hydrate well on a daily basis. Water is essential to life and our bodies must maintain appropriate fluid levels for each cell to remain in homeostasis. Water has many functions including:
Delivers nutrients to cells and carries waste products out of the body.
Participates in metabolic reactions, serves as a solvent for minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose, and many other small molecules so that they can participate in metabolic activities.
Acts as a lubricant and cushions around joints, inside the eyes, the spinal cord and in pregnancy, the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus in the womb.
Aids in the regulation of normal body temperature, as the evaporation of sweat from the skin removes excess heat from the body.
Maintains blood volume.
Strengthens weak muscles immediately upon drinking.
Drinking water is an essential component to gaining and maintaining good health. Upon rising in the morning, before you do anything else, drink two 500ml glasses of filtered water. This helps to kick start your metabolism again after fasting for 8 hours or more.
Water is only one element of good health. Others include taking some time out from your busy schedule to be still. Time to contemplate, pray or mediate.
Be grateful for what you do have and not longing for what you don’t have.
Exercise daily, 30 minutes. Walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, whatever takes your fancy just as long as you are being active. Exercise supports your metal and physical being and activates the happy hormones. Eat organic spray free fruit and vegetables, organic grass fed meat and organic free-range chickens.
And book yourself a regular massage. Massage is not a holiday luxury but an essential tool to relieving stress, preventing injury and detoxing. Massage Central in Caloundra offers a range of therapeutic services, are highly professional and caring. Go to www.massagecentral.com.au to book online today.
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