A Sacred Element of Life
As the season changes and temperatures begin to rise during summertime, we grasp onto one of the sacred elements of life the most: water, and rightfully so. Not only does water provide us with the proper hydration, but it’s also powerful enough to sustain life.
The Earth we live in and our own bodies are comprised of water. Jillian Kubala from Medical News Today states, “the average percentage of water in a person’s body is about 60 percent,” according to her article, What is the Average Percentage of Water in the Human Body?
Some claim that water itself is a living element. Several studies by Masaru Emoto concluded that our emotions and consciousness could change the structure of water molecules. No matter the case, it is an undisputed fact that water is truly essential to our well-being and that there are healing properties behind it.
How Can Water Heal Us?
In the article, Healing Power of Water, Zabeth Reid states, “Water is nature’s most effective medicine because it is essential for cleaning and removing toxins from the body.” That is an effective way to keep us functioning. Reid states that dehydration, headaches, constipation, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome are just some of what can be cured by consuming more water in our diets.
WebMD attests to the healing properties of water in their article 7 Wonders of Water. They state that water can slim our bodies because it “revs up metabolism,” as well as boosts energy, lowers stress, builds muscles, nourishes our skin, and is good for our digestion. Though we may have heard these things before, it has been proven time and time again that water has miraculous effects.
How Do I Add More Water to My Life?
It sounds amazing that something made of hydrogen and oxygen can make such an impact on our lives. Now that is time to highlight our lives with more water, where do we begin?
Savanna Shoemaker from Healthline states, “Before you decide to drink more water, you have to have to understand your body’s fluid needs,” in her piece, 12 Simple Ways to Drink More Water. Things such as climate, exercise, and health status vary with each person, but enough water to quench our thirst is a positive start.
Shoemaker suggests several methods to ensure you drink enough water. These are to set daily goals for water intake, to keep a reusable water bottle, replace other drinks with water, to drink one glass of water before each meal, and have one glass of water before you go to sleep and when you wake up. Adding a few fruits in and making a fused mixture can also make drinking water less dreadful and help in adding flavor!
Quench Your Thirst with Water!
After reading this article, why not start on those changes and get ourselves a cold glass of water right now? All too often we take for granted how important water is and how it effectively remains a healing and nourishing part of our lives. It is the sustainment to life and should be sustained in our lives. Here’s to a tall, cold glass of water!