One of the quickest ways to boost your energy is by drinking more water.
This past week, I was working with a client who has high blood pressure. This gentleman is extremely careful with his health. His medical doctor performs lab tests four times a year to monitor his overall health, but he had been unable to get to the bottom of the reasons he has been continuing to suffer with high blood pressure.
One of the main factors I discovered in his case was that his body was not metabolizing water properly and that his kidneys were severely stressed.
What are some of the symptoms you may experience if you are even slightly dehydrated?
- High blood pressure
- Skin disorders
- Asthma and allergies
- High cholesterol
- Digestive disorders
- Bladder or kidney problems
- Joint pain and joint stiffness
- Weight gain
- Your urine is more yellow than normal
- Dry mouth
- Tightness in your muscles
- Decrease in your strength
- Anxiety and depression, as all your neurotransmitters work in water
- Brain fog
Many people make an effort to eat carefully and even exercise regularly but do not have a good system to make sure they are properly hydrated.
How can you insure you get enough water? Here are a few suggestions:
- Drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Your body weight divided by two = number of ounces of water you need daily.
- Get a good quality water bottle. I was recently blessed to receive the gift of a great water bottle. You can read about it at this link. Although there are many kinds of water bottles, if you can find one that is free of plastics that leach into the water, that would be ideal.
- Put a water bottle on your desk at work.
- Put a glass of water beside your bed at night.
- Get up first thing in the morning and drink water to get your digestive system moving. Warm water is best at this time.
- Take a water bottle with you when you exercise. You need more water while you are working out as even slight dehydration decreases your strength.
- If you don’t like the taste of clean water, consider adding a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime.
- You can also add unsweetened cranberry juice, which cleanses your kidneys.
- Consider putting a filter on your kitchen sink, as a study by the National Resources Defense Council of water in 19 U.S. cities found problems with pollution, old pipes and outdated treatment facilities.
- Consider leasing a water dispenser for your home or office. We recently began using a dispenser for distilled water, as my partner, Ken Holmes, learned that the inventor Alexander Graham Bell cured himself of rheumatoid arthritis and sciatica after drinking distilled water.
Having clean water is a privilege of our civilized Western world. It is estimated that 780 million people worldwide lack access to clean water. To put it into perspective, that’s 2.5 times the total population of the United States!
Make an effort to drink more water and notice how your energy and your overall health improves dramatically.