Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Giant Skin Water Balloon?


Oh my goodness, that just didn't sound right. But that's where my head went. We are mostly made of WATER.

Do you realize that you'll, ummm, die, without it?  And yet it always perplexes me when some people make a squishy face and say they just don't like it, this water thing. Do I have to they ask(whine)?  Well.... um, remember that "die" thing?  So yea, yea you do.

What's the big deal they say, while trying to convince me. What about tea?! Coffee?! Soda?! Beer?! Those are liquids. What if I put some powdered crystals in the water? They are practically begging me, pleading with me... anything but plain old WATER.  Somebody call the waaaambulance!

The amazing body, depending on the individual can only go three to ten days without water. So I'd say that the topic of water deserves some consideration.

Let's look at some facts:

A body is made of approximately 65%-70% water.

Just like your body slipping down those crazy slides at the Monon Water Park! nearby in Carmel, Indiana, water flows through our blood.

The water in our blood carries oxygen and nutrients to cells and flushes waste and toxins out of our bodies. It cushions our joints and soft tissues.

Without regular intake of water our bodies cannot digest or absorb food. So? How's your urinary tract and digestion doing?  What a crazy question, but one I like to ask never the less. Every single cell, tissue and organ needs water.

A newborn baby is composed of more water (75%) than that of an elderly person (50%). Also, the more muscular a body is, the more water it contains. (that's another reason why we lift weights honey!)

The more fat in the body, the less water the body contains – as body fat has little water. Water helps the body maintain its temperature too.  Cool huh? Or hot.  Whichever, drink it!
 
For all those reasons and many more, water is life, and yes, we are like giant skin water balloons.  Fill 'er up!

Here are some other crazy facts as well.

Water Is The Single Most Critical Nutrient  - The human brain is composed of 95% water. Think about that for a sec. 95%!  Do you have foggy brain? Headaches? Drink UP! Blood is 82% water. It has to carry all those things to our cells right?  Then there's the lungs that are nearly 90% water. (no silly, not filled up with water, but the tissues). Water is also the single most critical nutrient for health, growth, and development. It is not only the most important nutrient in the body, but also the most abundant. Water is critical to the balance of all the body's systems, including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and muscles. Whooosh, I'm thirsty.

How important is this balance? A 2% drop in body water can cause a small but critical shrinkage of the brain, which can impair neuromuscular coordination, decrease concentration, and slow thinking.  Remember the rule: For every alcohol drink you consume, drink a glass of water... or you'll pay for your play the next day sugar. Ouch.

Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. How common a problem is this in the United States? Estimates are that 75% of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. This is crazy. Why would an individual, now knowing, the importance of this hydration business, NOT properly hydrate?  Do it. When you come see me in the STUDIO - drinking water is a requirement.  That's why 100% of the time when people do as I, ahhhh... "suggest," they FEEL BETTER within DAYS of their fitness assessment!  It's a win/win situation babe, just the way I like it.


Water Is Great For Healthy Beautiful Skin - You'll have more youthful and vibrant skin. You'll also have less wrinkles with whiter and clearer eyes.  Check out these photos! No more dark circles.





Water Is Amazing For Weight Loss - shouldn't have to say ANYTHING more about that, but...

More often than not, your afternoon fatigue and hunger are due to dehydration. Hunger is a well-known symptom of dehydration. You're not hungry sweetie... you are thirsty!

Myth: Drinking water will bloat you or cause you to retain fluids.

Fact: Water can suppress appetite naturally and it increases the body's ability to metabolize stored fat. What?!  Yep, studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits. 

This is thought to occur because a reduction in water decreases the efficiency of the kidneys, which results in some kidney functions being shunted to the liver. Just ask anyone on dialysis this situation. Not fun.

Since one of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body, it metabolizes less fat while performing functions normally performed by the kidneys. This results in less stored fat burned, and a reduction in weight loss. Again, drink you water if you want to lose weight.


Wow. That body of yours is pretty darn amazing isn't it?  So, are you ready for a healthy, vibrant body? Just reading this made me thirsty.  I hope it did you as well. I cannot stress the importance of this to you and your health.  Plain and simple: You gotta put in IN ya to live honey.

At Full-Body Fitness you get the full-body treatment. There's nothing we leave out when it comes to your wellness, health and weight loss.  The mind, body and spirit --  it all flows into the other and is connected.  If you just cannot understand why your body is not losing weight or you are not feeling at your peak health, come see me. I have this feeling we'll be able to put the puzzle pieces in the right places for you to get you there.

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Cheers!
Cindy

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