Water!

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Water!

In the TherapureBODYworks Pre & Post Massage Tips it is suggested that you should drink water before and after receiving a massage.  It was also recently mentioned in TherapureBODYworks’ Facebook and Twitter weekly health tips to drink water, which is even more important during those summer hot days… So lets drink some more water!

Water, water, water… drink more water?!  What is all this talk about water?  Why water?  Water makes up 2/3 of your body, that’s why.  Did you know your brain consists of 90% water?  It’s true!  Our organs and tissues are mostly made up of water.  Your muscles consist of 75% of water, your blood consists of 83%, and your bones are made of 22% water.

Water helps the body function on so many different levels.  Before we go into the benefits of water it is important that you know the following information. If you are drinking anything other than water i.e. coffee, tea, mocha lattes, fruit drinks, it is dehydrating you.  It takes energy for your body to use and eliminate this extra material.

Water is crucial for carrying nutrients to your cells and getting rid of wastes and toxins that the body produces. Other factors to consider when thinking, ‘I don’t lose that much water…’ is that every time you breathe, sweat, have a bowel movement, or urinate, you lose water.

It is suggested to up your water intake to keep balanced! Drink anywhere from 2-3 liters a day. You can also take your body weight and multiply it by 2/3.  Your answer is how much water you should be drinking in ounces.

Back to the benefits of drinking water, let’s start at the head… You now know the brain consists of 90% water.  Have you ever thought that maybe that mid-day headache or fatigue you feel may actually be a sign of dehydration?  Your brain is telling you that it is thirsty and it didn’t get enough water, if any, throughout the day. Hydrating the brain is very important.  When you hydrate your brain you become more alert and you are able to concentrate for longer periods of time.

Drinking water relieves fatigue by flushing out the body’s waste material; do you ever wonder why your massage therapist tells you to drink a plethora of water after and before a massage? Water helps push out the toxins that the body creates.

It takes more energy for your body and its organs to function properly if there is not enough support from water.  When your muscles and organs become exhausted, so do you.  Water helps you while you exercise by giving you energy and regulating your body temperature.  You’ll feel more energetic as the water helps support your internal and muscular systems.  By drinking more water you are less likely to suffer from cramps and sprains.

And ladies, drinking more water also help with “lady cramps!”  If you know it’s about that time of the month, always keep refilling your water bottle.

Now that you exercise well and your body is healthy, happy and beautiful, it’s time to make your skin the same.  Drinking an adequate amount of water can make you look younger!  Water helps moisturize the skin, increase its elasticity, and replenishes the skin tissues. Skin is the largest organ on your body; why not quench its thirst?

Not only does water help you look younger, it also helps you lose weight!  Drinking water aids your metabolism by helping the digestive system.  Water flushes out what is made when fat breaks down, it reduces hunger, and is a zero calorie beverage.  You can even add cucumbers, strawberries, or better yet, lemon, to your water for an extra bonus of flavor and a boost for your health and immune system!

Now you look good, you feel great and healthy, your energy is up, and more likely to be one happy camper! It is important to drink water throughout the day rather than all at one time.  Although everyone says there’s no such thing as drinking too much water, there is such a thing of drinking too much water at one single time.  It is called hyponatremia.  Hyponatremia means there is low sodium levels in the blood.  This happens when there is an excess of water or water intoxication and your kidneys are unable to get rid of the excess water.  This is why it is important to drink water in portions rather than gorge at one time.

Enjoy drinking your water, looking brilliant, and watching your body flourish!  Again, if you plan on treating your body with a massage, drink plenty of water before and after your session to receive optimal benefits!  If you have any questions you’d like answered or would like to make any comments perhaps on viagra and cialis your water endeavors please let us know by telling us below!

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