What is the connection between water & Wellness?
Water is The Most Powerful Healing Substance Known To Man. The human body is primarily composed of water. Water is not only beneficial but also vital to life — only oxygen is more important to human survival. Water plays an enormous role in how well our body functions. Simply put the more fresh water we drink, the healthier we become. Water increases the quality and also the length of our lives! Try to drink the recommended 8 or more glasses of water daily. We discuss the importance of hydration during our Lunch & Learn Seminars. See Our Lunch & Learn Seminars section for major corporations worldwide.
Here’s how to figure out the right amount of water you need to drink daily to stay completely hydrated.
You need to drink half of your body weight in ounces daily. Let’s say you weight 200 lbs. You will need 100 oz. of water. Divide 100 oz. by 8 oz (a size of a glass) you get 12. You need to drink 12 (8 oz.) glasses of water a day to keep your body properly hydrated. This is a minimum. Your body performs at its best when it’s properly hydrated. We live in a such a lush world and yet you’re so dry inside our body because we don’t drink enough water.
Water helps to:
- Relieve/Prevent: lower back pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, headaches, migraines, asthma, allergies, colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, hypertension, cholesterol, hangovers, neck pain, muscle pain, joint pain, bloating, constipation, ulcers, low energy levels, stomach pain,
- Confusion and disorientation.
- Maintain: muscle tone, weight loss, clear and healthy skin.
- Regulate: body temperature, remove toxins and wastes, cushion and lubricate joints, decrease risk of kidney stones, protect tissues, organs and the spinal cord from shock and damage.
- Assist In: the digestion & absorption of food, and in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
There’s no substitute for water!
Don’t obey your thirst!
The bodies “Thirst Reflex” is the last signal of excessive dehydration. By the time you become thirsty, the damage has already been done. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty! Constantly drink throughout the day! How much water should I drink? The non-active individual needs 1 oz. per pound of bodyweight, per day. For the average person who weighs 160 lbs. that comes to ten 8oz. glasses per day. This is just an average; you’ll need to adjust these numbers to your activity level, environment, bodyweight, and diet. For coffee drinkers, add 2 glasses of water for every cup of coffee you drink daily. If you drink more than 6 cups of coffee per day, you should be drinking a lot of water!!
#1. About 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)
#2. In 37% of North Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by 3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study.
#5. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
#6. Research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water/day could significantly ease back & joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty in focusing.
#8. Drinking 8 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day? WOW. I hope you answered YES. If not see Wellness IQ & Are you healthy on this site ASAP.
Water Preparedness Checklist
1) KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge is the most important key to being prepared. Remember that in an emergency you may be panicked and/or dehydrated, both of which can affect your memory and mental capacity. Print this ebook out so you can reference it if your power goes out.
2) BOTTLED WATER. A minimum of two-weeks supply of bottled water. You should have at least two quarts (half gallon) per person per day. This should be commercially produced bottled water, preferably a well-known brand name. Keep the bottles sealed and stored in a dark, cool area. Rotate the bottles out at least every twelve months.
3) STOVE & FUEL. A stove and fuel for boiling and/or distilling water during an emergency. You should have a stove that can use different types of fuel, including a simple wood fire.
4) A NON-ELECTRIC WATER DISTILLER. A non-electric water distiller is the best way to purify water in an emergency (see www.SurvivalStill.com).
5) Oregano Oil/Tea Tree Oil/bleach. Have a bottle of unopened non-scented, basic bleach that can be used to disinfect water supplies. Do not use scented bleaches, color safe bleaches or bleaches with added cleaners.
6) AN EMERGENCY FILTER. You could incorporate an emergency filter into your kit, for non-drinking water (hygiene, cooking, etc) or to filter some contaminants out prior to boiling or chlorinating your water, as long as you remember to then treat the filtered water with one of the Red Cross recommended methods (filters alone are not recommended by the Red Cross for water in an emergency).
7) PREPARE YOUR LOVED ONES. If you love them, educate them! Your friends and loves ones should be educated and prepared, so tell them to go to www.WaterInAnEmergency.com and download this book.