Sexy Water…

8 Aug

Why is the intake of water so important to my body?

I have been asked this question by my students and clients who come see me for massage and herbal remedies…

Here is a much needed explanation …

I see the signs of dehydration when they complain of cramping, muscle spasms, lack of energy, break outs/rashes.

Almost every time I ask, so ‘how much water did you drink today’ I get alot of the same response, not much, ‘does coffee count?’.. haha.. ‘does beer count?’ haha…   More than half of my clients are dehydrated.

Basic signs of dehydration are thirst, and a very yellow urine, but there are more signs that alot of people are not aware of.

Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water.

It flushes toxins out of vital organs, which helps support weight loss.

It provides nutrition to the cell by carrying vitamins and minerals,it keeps the tissues healthy and moist in the body, like the sinus, and all the body cavities such as the mouth, throat, vaginal and anal areas.

When people complain of lack of energy and an overall feeling of tiredness, this could be due to dehydration, without enough water in the body, the normal body functions are sluggish. 

The beauty benefits are also many. The benefits of drinking water will show outwardly. 

Skin will be plump in the face and it will have a younger appearance because skin cells are healthy and hydrated. Cellulite in areas of the stomach, thigh area may fade because the hydrated skin cells will naturally create a more tone and tighter complexion.

Water needs vary for each person, but here is a basic formula I advise my clients and students:

example of a 200lb man/woman… they would need to drink 1/2 their body weight in ounces to remain hydrated.

So 100oz for this person would be appropriate to replenish the body’s water loss.

If you are good at eating fruits and vegetables, you are able to get 20% of your water from food.

Also you can make your own sexy waters full of natural flavors .. with slices of lemon, oranges, or cucumbers… any fruit of vegetable that you love will do…

Herbal tea hot or iced ( decaffeinated -no green tea) with nothing added(sugar, honey, cream etc.) acts as water in the organs, so this is another way to add water into your daily routine.

Any coffee or alcohol negates any water you have taken in, because they are diuretic(take water out of the blood and bone cells).

For 1 cup of coffee, you need to take in 1 cup of water to get back to 0

also if you are on any medications, you should be adding a glass of water onto the basic formula.

It is tough to start drinking water, especially if you are not used to it, or if you are at a job that requires you to be at your desk for hours at a time.

I suggest you start this hydration process on the weekend. It takes a day or 2 for your body to get used to all this water, but believe it or not, you will get used to it. 

Your bladder will be able to hold the water for longer periods and naturally your body will get rid of the extra water it has been holding on to because it has now been reconditioned to understand that you are no longer dehydrated, so there is no need for storage.

It is such a simple and blessed resource to stay healthy, it is a wonder to me how we all take this idea of drinking water for granted.

Here is a diagram from the Mayo Clinic on the importance of water:

Water loss happens for many reasons. Naturally through sweat, breathing, urine and bowel movements a person loses about 4 – 8oz cups per day.

So find healthy ways through out the day to stay hydrated, before and after any physical exercise and a 1/2 hour before and after meals, is the way to a healthy, sexy, more energetic body.

If you want to learn how to make Sexy Water and Herbal Teas,

 check out my site @ www.bodyseasonings.net  click on my shop to order.

Vera Reed LMT

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