Health and Lifestyle - Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle ... Water, Water Everywhere

Health and lifestyle ... here is one of the BEST tips for a Healthy Lifestyle ... Water, Water Everywhere!

Would you like to live a healthy lifestyle? Imagine waking up in morning, feeling terrific and ready to jump into the new day with a clear mind and boundless energy … what could be better?

Enhancing your lifestyle with good health doesn’t have to be a major upheaval; in fact to turn your life around in one giant step is setting yourself up for failure.  The best way to begin this journey is with “baby” steps.  Begin with one change and do it long enough that it becomes a habit … at least 21 days the experts say and then add another one.  Soon you will wonder why you didn’t do this before!  You will soon be enjoying the health and lifestyle that you desire.

So my friends, here is the first tip to begin your new healthy lifestyle:

Drink Water!  Now this is really is a no-brainer, but for many is a giant obstacle.  Experts say you should drink at least 64 ounces a day … that is 1/2 gallon for those of you wondering or 8 -  8 ounce glasses … it is almost 2 liters for those of you in countries that use the metric system.  Drinking more than 64 ounces is even better!

Drinking alkalized / ionized water is the best for your body.  The benefits of alkaline water include:

Allowing your body to assimilate water better and hydrate faster because of the smaller cluster size of the water molecules
Refreshing and thirst quenching
Aids in restoring your body to its ideal alkaline pH balance
Promotes an internal alkaline environment which takes up oxygen better and helps to guard against cancers and other degenerative diseases
Helps to flush toxins and neutralize acid wastes from the body.
Boosts your energy level and improves aerobic exercise. You will also notice that your recovery times are quicker after exercise.

The best way to get alkaline water is from an alkalizing/ionizing water machine.  They sell these for $800 on up to over $4,000.  It may seem pricey, but think of the price of bottled water.  It adds up pretty quickly and in addition, having a water machine of your own saves the planet from all the plastic water bottles that is cluttering our landfills.

There are special pH powders and drop’s that you can buy to increase the alkalinity of your tap water … is this something you should try?  While they do increase the pH of your water, the jury is still out on whether they actually hydrate your body as well as the alkalized/ionized water from a water machine.  Some experts say that the water molecules created are too large to be assimilated for the best hydration.  These powders also do not remove anything from your water like chlorine or fluoride.  Both of these chemicals are not something I care to ingest  … and by the way … sometimes the taste of these powders are pretty bad … kind of like drinking sea water, but that is just my personal opinion.

Now you may be thinking that drinking RO (reverse osmosis) or distilled water is an option.  The best answer here is that both processes remove the valuable nutrients from the water leaving it basically dead and acidic.  Yes, it will quench your thirst, but you won’t be getting any of the other goodies that your water should supply.  It won’t restore your body to its proper healthy pH and it won’t enrich your body with valuable nutrients like alkaline water will.

What about bottled water you ask?  My answer is that while it can be convenient, you really don’t know what is in it.  Did the manufacturer turn on his water tap at the factory and fill up those plastic bottles?  Maybe they get their water from the local river … better hope that a pig farm or such isn’t located up stream.  What has the water been treated with, if anything? Is it any better than turning on your own water tap that is filled with whatever chemical soup that your local municipality dreamed up?  Bottled water is popular because the manufacturers have spent a ton of money on marketing and not because it is good for you.

Perhaps you are living in an area where water is supplied by your very own well.  Well water needs to be tested very carefully for nutrients, pH and any other “cooties” before you begin to drink large quantities of it.  The government does not regulate these water sources, and therefore, you need to pay close attention to the safety of your drinking water.  Many times the groundwater that fills these wells can become contaminated with pollutants. Minerals can be picked up from the rocks that your water flows over, and don't forget there can also be run off from any number of sources that seep into groundwater. Things like microorganisms, heavy metals, lead, copper, household waste, fluoride and more can all be found in traces in ground water.

I realize that all this water information is probably a lot to “swallow” (pun intended), but drinking water is one of the BEST tips in discovering your new healthy lifestyle.  Drink plenty of fresh alkalized water each day and soon you will feel amazing!

Let's drink to your new healthy lifestyle ... Bottoms UP!

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