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Health benefits of drinking water: reducing the risk of diseases and staying properly hydrated

Health benefits of drinking water


We tend to complicate things when it comes to taking care of our health. A few simple steps can go a long way in taking care of our health, and one easy way of ensuring it is by drinking sufficient water in empty stomach first thing in the morning. Not only does it clear your stomach, it goes a long way in reducing the risk of a number of diseases. Also drinking sufficient water daily ensures that we stay properly hydrated for the day's task.


REDUCING THE RISK OF DISEASES
Without spending money on medicine, tablets, injections, diagnosis, doctor fees, etc. just by drinking pure water you will find that many diseases can be cured. It may be hard to believe it, until you have experienced it for yourself. Drinking of sufficient water therapy have been found to be effective in the reduction of the risks of the following diseases:
·         Headache,
·         Blood pressure / hypertension,
·         Anaemia,
·         Rheumatism,
·         General paralysis,
·         Obesity,
·         Arthritis,
·         Sinusitis,
·         Tachycardia,
·         Giddiness,
·         Cough,
·         Asthma,
·         Bronchitis,
·         Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB),
·         Meningitis,
·         Kidney stones,
·         Urogenital diseases,
·         Hyperacidity,
·         Gastroenteritis,
·         Dysentery,
·         Constipation,
·         Diabetes,
·         Eye diseases,
·         Ophthalmic hemorrhage & opthalmia (reddish eye),
·         Irregular menstruation,
·         Leukaemia,
·         Uterine cancer,
·         Breast cancer
·         Laryngitis.

Consuming ordinary drinking water by the right method purifies the human body. It renders the colon more effective by forming new fresh blood, known in medical terms as hematopoieses. That the mucosal folds of the colon and intestines are activated by this method is an undisputed fact, as is the theory that new fresh blood is produced by the mucosal fold. If the colon is cleaned, then the nutrients of the food taken several times a day will be absorbed, and by the action of the mucosal folds they are turned into fresh blood. The blood is all important in curing ailments and restoring health, and for this water should be consumed in a regular pattern.

Also, make sure not to eat anything for a while after you drink water in the morning. This water treatment therapy has no side effects and boosts your metabolism greatly. About four glasses of water (one litre) on an average daily would be great. If it feels too much in the beginning, you can start off slowly and then gradually increase the intake.

STAYING PROPERLY HYDRATED

Water makes up to 60% of the body. You lose water when you sweat, urinate and even breath. To maintain the water balance of water in your body, it is important to drink enough water to replace the water you lose. Do you know 
that the percentage of your body that comprises of water decreases as you get older. New born babies are 75% water, adults are 60% and old people are only 50%.

Water in the human body
·         Kidneys: The kidney is the main regulator of water losses. Make sure that you maintain your water balance. When you urinate, it is your kidneys getting rid of water toxins that your body does not need.
·         Digestive system: Drinking water helps your digestive system work properly.
·         Skin: Water evaporates through the pores in your skin when you sweat, lowering your temperature. Sweating is the body's way of keeping cool.
·         Lungs: You lose water through your lungs when you breathe.

Wake up water
You lose water in your sleep by breathing and sweating. It’s a good idea to have a bottle of water beside your bed so that you can drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning, or even if you wake up during the night. Drinking water in the morning hydrates your body and gives you a good start to the day. Drink water as part of a healthy breakfast every day.

Advice for healthy hydration
Drink water regularly throughout the day: Children especially need to drink regularly because they have a larger surface area in comparison to their body weight than do adults, allowing for greater water losses from skin. Children are less tolerant of high climatic heat stress than adults.

Drinking water while you exercise: Don’t let yourself get dehydrated if you’re a gymnast, a football player or a ballerina! Athletes make sure they drink water before, during and after training. The muscles rely on minerals, too, which water helps to transport around the body in the blood.

Low hydration-spotting the signs
Humans can last between 3 and 5 days without water, but you can get hypohydrated much more quickly than that. Here are some signs showing you that you might not have had enough to drink recently. The first sign is, of course, feeling thirsty. But feeling thirsty means you are already hypo–hydrated. Drink regularly, in small amounts, throughout the day. This is especially important for children because children don’t have the same impulse to drink when they are thirsty as adults do.

If you feel tired even when you think you have had enough sleep, it might be because you are hypo–hydrated. Not drinking enough water can also cause dryness of mouth, headaches, lower urination. You may also feel weak or have muscle weakness. Dizziness is another sign, and, in serious cases, some people even faint.

You can check up on how well you are hydrated. Look at your urine. If it is dark-coloured, rather than pale yellow, that might mean you are not drinking enough.

Staying properly hydrated

1.      Maintain your water balance: Think about how much water you’re losing; if you’re taking exercise or if it’s hot, you’ll sweat more so you’ll need to drink more to replace the water you lose.
2.      Altitude makes you thirsty: If you’re up a mountain, aim to drink more water than usual. You breathe more deeply, which means you lose more water than when you’re at sea level.
3.      Drink more when it is hot: When it’s hot and sunny, you’ll lose more water from sweating. Even when you’re not running around, you will lose water, so make sure you keep topped up by drinking water regularly during the summer or if you visit a hot country.
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6 comments:

  1. Very educating and interesting piece. Keep it up no brother.

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  2. Very educating and interesting piece. Keep it up no brother.

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    1. You are welcome...just keep drinking as much as yout body needs.

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    2. You are welcome...just keep drinking as much as yout body needs.

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