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Hydration - What's the Big Deal?

Aug 8, 2008
How much water should we drink each day has no easy answers. With so much controversy surrounding this topic there are some guidelines that can help us decide. Your water consumption depends on many factors, including your health, height, weight, age, how active you are and where you live, and time of year. Consider that the average urine for adults is around 1.5 liters per day and another liter is easy lost through our daily routine, so we must find ways to replace a minimum of 2 liters daily. About twenty percent of our fluid needs can be replaced by food, if we are not consuming diuretics such as soda, coffee, and alcohol. Therefore one must conclude that an average person should be drinking more than 8 cups per day. Many researchers actually suggest around 3 liters for men and slightly more than 2 liters for women. Stick to drinking water it is far better that trying to substitute alternative fluids. I find that most people actually do not consume this much, and the ones who do complain about going to the bathroom all night. So read on there is a solution! But what's the big deal about adequate hydration anyways?

Our bodies consist of about two thirds water and it is the vital component for all chemical reactions of the body. Think about it, we can survive for long periods of time without food, but only a few days without water. Adequate intake of pure water may not be a cure all but it is the main source in preventing many common aliments. It is the critical element in helping the body prevent and correct itself of imbalances. The body functions at its absolute peak with adequate hydration, and is a key ingredient to good health. Since food contains water we often mistake being hungry when we are actually thirsty. Proper hydration will reset our bodies to help eliminate this problem and help us loose weight in the process. As we age we have an increasing challenge as the brain mechanism that controls thirst begins to be distorted and we don't recognize our need for water soon enough. This of course leads to or exasperates other problems. Even a small drop in hydration, about two percent, can affect our bodies in many ways. It can cause short term memory loss, affect our concentration, drop in energy, cause headaches, muscle weakness, muscle aches, dizziness, confusion- which affects our reasoning ability, mental cloudiness, and digestion just to mention a few. However, drinking too much water is possible but rare especially with the average diet consumed in North America. The information here is meant as a guideline- always check with your health care provider to attain the best suitable results.

So how can we be sure to have proper hydration and what are some of its benefits? The two most common complaints that I hear often are: I try but can't seem to drink that much fluid in a day, and if I drink that much fluid I am up going to the bathroom all night. This seems to be an opposing dichotomy, but there is an answer. Buy pure drinking water that is micro-structured for optimal hydration. It is changed at the molecular level so your body absorbs much higher levels of the water consumed. You can purchase machines to do this, but I find most people will not bother to do this. I purchase a product online that is approximately three times more hydrating that regular water and is perfectly safe. It is also high in alkaline to offset the bad affects of a high acid diet commonly found in Americans and has electrolytes to replenish your body. It can be found at clickandgomall.com. Drinking water that is micro-structured for optimal hydration helps me get the proper levels of hydration without forcing down 8-10 cups of water and I don't spend the night in the bathroom. It is a great alternative! If you are not convinced yet, take a look at some of the benefits you receive from keeping your body properly hydrated.

* Can cut the risk of certain types of cancer
* Improves mental clarity
* Improves digestion
* Improves energy levels by reducing fatigue
* Relieves back and joint Pain
* Help prevent and relieve headaches
* The natural aging process is slowed
* Tightens skin, helps with bagging and wrinkles
* Improves skin texture- smoothness
* Hypertension
* Arthritis
* Weight control
* Helps with morning sickness
* Helps with Asthma
* Can increase flexibility
* Can improve our physical strength
* Feel better and look younger
* Will help your golf game- maybe!
About the Author
David Panarese is a business and life coach. He is an self motivated entrepreneur spending most of his time mentoring individuals and small groups. He also has created two health related websites. One sells Health Products and Micro-Structured Water for the number 1 Health Company In The World and the other is an Energy Healing site.
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