Do you drink enough water each day? If not, your overall health may be taking a toll. And why is drinking water important? Drinking water regularly can help you to lose weight, think better, be in a better mood, prevent disease, and more.
Why Your Bodies Need Water
How much of the human body is water? It might surprise you to learn that water makes up to 70 percent of our body weight. Many people underestimate the importance of water to the body. Read on to learn just how important water is to all of us.
The human brain is composed of 95% water; blood is 82% water; the lungs are nearly 90% water. 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.
Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. Proper hydration is required for maintaining healthy blood flow, proper kidney function, proper sodium/potassium /electrolyte balance and proper digestive functions.
And what does water do for the body? The benefits of drinking water are many: It’s vital for almost every function in the body. Water acts as a building block, a solvent for chemical reactions, and a transport material for nutrients and waste.
Water also helps maintain blood volume and allows proper circulation, helps regulate our body temperature, and acts as a shock absorber for our joints and our brain. There are still more health benefits of water: It helps lubricate the linings of our inner organs and maintains healthy kidney function.
Water Your Body: 12 Benefits to Start now
You know what happens to a plant or flower when it does not receive the proper hydration. Your body is know different. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your body healthy and functioning at its highest capacity. Staying hydrated will help you to:
By the time you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Once dehydrated, endurance is diminished, strength can drop, and the effect can last into the following day(s). Instead of relying on a signal, drink water at regular intervals regardless if you're thirsty or not.
Stay tuned for Part 2 where we will discuss causes of water loss, how much water do you need and others signs it is time to increase your water intake! Until then, drink up! It's the little things, like drinking more water, that will make a big difference in your life.
When you make excuses, your excuses make you. Excuses allow you to live in denial of your true potential - your Infinity. Your excuses are a way to except a very limited life and version of yourself. You are only as strong as your weakest excuse.
I'm here to tell you, that's not who you are. It's time to take your life back and discover how powerful you are and always have been.
When people find out what I do (Personal trainer, Nutritionist, Life Coach), I get asked a lot of questions from these curious minds. It doesn't take long to realize that most people are asking me questions to validate the excuses they have on autoplay in their mind. They complain about being stuck, bad past experiences, unsupportive people in their lives etc. What they fail to realize is they are the common denominator to all these scenarios.
Fortunately or unfortunately for them, life put me in their path and now in yours too. I know this may be my only shot to help them and you realize your excuses are invalid. Let me help you by shining the light on the awareness they and you need to get moving, to start living a life of no excuses!
Just imagine how amazing your life could be if you stopped making excuses and owned your BS! Excuses are simply bullshit disguised as words. There is not one ounce of truth behind any excuse no matter how long, how loud or how descriptive you make them. I can no longer allow you to lie to yourself and argue for your limitations. Limitations only exist in your thoughts. Your thoughts will determine your actions or the lack of action.
Here are some common excuses I hear often:
Here is what is really being said underneath all the excuses:
Let's face it, time and money are only an issue if you make them. You will always find both the time and the money for what is important to you. Every excuse you have ever made and now moving forward continue to make denies you an opportunity to see how amazing you and your life can become right now. Stop denying yourself the very infinity that is pulsing through you as you read these words. It has been there since the moment you were conceived and has never left you nor will it ever leave you. Only you can deny it's existence.
You always have 2 choices on the road to personal empowerment and self-discovery.
Choice 1: You can continue to hold yourself back, blame everyone/everything in your life for what's not working and continue to be a shell of a person with a less than ordinary life. Yet remember YOU are the common denominator. When you make excuses, maybe its time to realize, you get what you get so why be upset.
Choice 2: Drop all of your excuses, blame and complaints. Begin today to tap into the unlimited infinite potential alive within you. See how amazing life can be when you decide to take care of your Mind, Body & Spirit.
When you decide to stop living the lie of who you are not, the truth of who you are comes through in most fulfilling ways. It takes much more energy keeping an illusion alive than living your truth. Truth takes no effort, it simply "is."
Don't live another moment regretting what should have been or what could have been. You have the power to decide right now what will be.
If I had to wait for the money or time to arrive to make my changes in my life, I would not be the person I am today typing these words with such power, confidence and conviction. I've been where you are and where I am now is no comparison. It is amazing and you deserve to experience it! I hear your words, I know your pain but it can only stay that way if you choose it. It doesn't have to stay that way.
Why do you eat the food you eat everyday? What role does food play in your life? Does the food you eat serve you? Or is the food you eat a substitution for something else missing or lacking in your life? Does the food you eat nourish your body? Is food your friend, enemy or frenemy? These are very important questions to ask your. Do you know your real answers?
In yesterday’s Blog post, we discussed 10 Benefits of Exercising. Today this email will add to the equation we are building for a healthy body and life. The primary purpose of food is to nourish your body. Nourishment provides the energy and sustenance to function in everyday life.
Just like a car, your body is your vehicle. The better you take care of both the faster and further they can take you. What you put into both and the maintenance you provide will determine the quality of life you experience.
Here are 10 Benefits of Nourishing
Denise B. Povernick is a well-known, highly sought after Spiritual Empowerment Coach, Usui 9th Degree Reiki Grand Master, Karuna Ki Reiki Master, Certified Master Trainer and Certified Sports Nutritionist. Denise guides people how to connect to their inner strength and inner wisdom. She helps people shift from feeling stuck, overwhelmed to enjoying life by being aligned with their life purpose through inspired, empowered actions.