"As a client of Kate's, one home care recommendation was to be aware of how much water I was drinking each day. I found that filling a container twice a day with water and having the container on the kitchen counter helped me. I had no problem getting 8 glasses of water into me. Actually, after a few days I could distinguish between hunger and thirst! I feel so much better."
D, London ON
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A friendly note from your local
Shiatsu Therapist, Kate Wilson.
WATER. WATER IS LIFE!
Water is a vital source needed by our bodies.
How is it possible to not like water? We are mostly made up of it! A human’s body mass is made from 60 - 70% water! This percentage depends on factors such as your age, health, sex and weight.
In today’s society, sodas, juice, and other beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are consumed in large quantities. For some, water is not the priority beverage of choice. Some people feel water is boring, bland, not what they want, or they have had a trauma that has caused the aversion to water. Many people convince themselves they don’t like it and/or don’t need it because they are drinking other beverages. It's important to understand that not having enough water is having an impact on your health and your body.
DID YOU KNOW?
The brain and heart are comprised of 73% water
The lungs are approximately 83% water
The skin contains 64% water
Muscles and kidneys are 79% water
And even the bones are watery at 31%
Each day a person must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Generally, an adult male needs about 3 litres per day while an adult female requires about 2.2 litres per day. Some of this water is ingested through food.
We need water! It serves many purposes and it is essential to maintain healthy function in our bodies. (source)
I am pleased to introduce you to my new friend:
THE GURGLE POT
Pouring water from the fish just adds to the experience of enjoying a glass of water. Wait for it…Wait for it… and there it is! The Gurgle! It makes my laugh on the inside and smile on the outside each time I pour my glass of water. The greatest gurgles come out and sometimes a little back-splash, but it is only water, nothing to stress over.
If you are finding that you, your children, husband, wife, etc. struggle with getting enough water, then having the gurgle jug makes drinking water more engaging. Sometimes it is just about the container from which the water comes from. The jug is such a creative and fun alternative to the ordinary water jug, as well as it can be a conversation starter. The end goal is not about the jug, but about getting adequate amounts of water into our bodies and our loved ones, whether the water is at room temperature, hot water, or refrigerated to preference.
I can’t tell you how many people come through my door and their body feels dehydrated.
I will ask about water consumption. “How did you start your day off today?” They will respond, “Oh, coffee of course.” Extra Large, Grande, Venti. You name it and people are drinking it. For some that will be all that they consume until lunchtime.
I HAVE A WATER CHALLENGE FOR YOU, FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER!
When you wake up, begin your day by consuming 1-2 room temperature glasses of water. Freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice can be added to get the liver moving and wake up the digestive system. Drink these 2 glasses on an empty stomach one-half hour before you eat. Then proceed with your morning routine incorporating a healthy breakfast.
Begin your day by loving your body. Drink the cleanest, purest water you have access to. Your body will thank you. Become aware of how much water you are consuming each day. Ask yourself, “Am I getting enough water?”
Please feel free to share your experience with me via email regarding how you are feeling throughout this October Water Challenge.
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