The benefits of water hydration

Our body consists of about 70% water which enables communication between the individual cells. Water is required to regulate our metabolism, our heart and blood circulation, our digestion, kidney function, even to lubricate our joints and help with muscle function.

A lot of ailments today are attributed to the increased consumption of caffeines and the decreased consumption of H20. Did you know for every cup of coffee you drink, you need two cups of water to offset the dehydration? Did you also know most people can calculate how many cups of water they need simply by stating their weight and removing the last digit? For example, 120 lb person would drink at least 12 cups of water daily.

Water, our lifeline, isn’t being consumed in the ways the body requires. Lack of proper hydration can compromise your health and issues such as vertigo and dizziness are sometimes triggered because of dehydration.

Reasons Water is important to your health

  • Keep your body functioning optimally. Water helps you avoid Muscle Cramps, constipation, brain fag, kidney stones, as well as improve your blood circulation.
  • Skin care. Hydration permeates on the epidermis. Healthy complexions, glistening eyes, strong hair and nails, these are all evident results of hydration.
  • Digestion. Nothing impacts your intestines like lack of water. Water is necessary to create the bile needed for proper elimination in the body. Detox your body by infusion it with H20 and enjoy the benefits of regularity. Water is required for detoxing our system, for transporting nutrients to cells, and regulating our body temperature.
  • Boost your metabolism. Drinking water with lemon and a sprinkle of cayenne can kickstart your metabolism first thing in the morning. Increased consumption will improve your skin, nail growth and even brain peer.

Want to add an extra kick to your H2o, consider alkaline water. Not only does it infuse your body with electrolytes it adds oxygenation to your blood which balances out your gut and provides you with increased energy. Click on the following links for additional information on alkalinity and gut imbalance.

Stay hydrated to stay healthy!

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Fit- the new skinny

I was just on the Victoria’s secret website and I’ll confess, while I’m not a big girl, who can’t help but compare themselves to these waif looking women with long legs and arms that grace the website in teeny weeny clothing.

We can say well, not everyone is supposed to be that thin. We can say it’s in their genes. We can also say that they don’t have to do anything to look like that. In that same token, we can also lie to ourselves.

I’ll never forget when I was an event coordinator and we auditioned models for a Vera Wang clothing panel. A young girl about 5’10 tried on one of the outfits, this girl might have been 110 soaking wet and it was suggested she shouldn’t eat until the show. I decided then and there I really couldn’t continue working in that field because the chatter between the stylist and the event choreographer made me feel sick. The idea this girl might be too big was so ludicrous it made me take a second look at my own body regardless of all the self-confidence I’d been spoon fed.

Today’s world is much more difficult on women then it ever was before due to the amount of technology we are exposed to. Never before was it so easy to compare yourself OR have yourself compared with models and women whose main source of income is based on how they look. Not only is it not realistic, it’s the gateway to poor self-image and warped expectations which all lead to greater objectification.

How can we look in the mirror and feel sane again without a series of self-talk and affirmations so we feel we have value too?
 Being fit and lifting weights helped me come to terms with my body and accept myself for who I was. It was a long time struggle with weight loss, weight gain, self-image and self-examination.

I really feel the shift towards strength, largely attributed to being fit. Though I don’t cross fit I feel the sport itself has helped us reimagine strength and fitness for women.  It has really shifted the lens with which we are looking at women’s bodies and our own mirror images. I can only hope that the future holds more female depicting strength than the 0 waistlines we see today.