Friday, September 12, 2014

Water


Did you know water is an important tool in your kit of excellent teaching ideas?  If you hadn't thought about it before, consider the following facts.


Water is a vital source of energy in the body.

Dehydration causes the enzyme activity in the body to slow down, causing fatigue.

When dehydrated, the blood thickens, the blood flow slows, and blood pressure increases.

Dehydration causes the body to produce more cholesterol as the body tries to prevent water loss from its cells.

  Toxins and acid waste in urine intensifies due to dehydration, thus creating the perfect environment in the bladder and kidneys for inflammation, infection, and pain.

  Lack of proper hydration impairs focus, as well as long- and short-term memory functions.

  Dehydration can exacerbate allergies and asthma.

  The normal bodily function of excreting toxins through the skin is impaired by dehydration, and makes the skin more susceptible to all types of skin disorders, including premature wrinkling and discoloration.

Encourage your students to drink water as well.




New guidelines tell us women should drink 91 ounces per day, and men should ingest 125 ounces per day.

About 80% of liquid intake should be water and other beverages, while 20% of our liquids should come from foods.

Drink a glass of water upon rising and before retiring each day.

Avoid drinking 30 minutes before until 30 minutes after each meal to avoid washing away enzymes in your mouth and digestive acids in your stomach.

Switching out just one can of regular soda with an 8 oz. glass of water daily saves you 35 grams of sugar and 140 calories.  

Adding 1-2 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil to your water gives it a refreshing taste and serves to support your immune system.  However, be sure to use a glass or stainless steel container.  The oil draws petrochemicals out of plastic or styrofoam containers, and you don't want to drink this.  I only recommend Young Living essential oils for ingesting because of their purity levels.

Add 4-5 drops or more to taste of your favorite Young Living citrus oil and some stevia to your water for a delicious "ade."



 

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  1. Enjoy your postings...very helpful and informative...God Bless You...Thank You for your hard work...

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