Water Tips to Maintain
by Hank Innerfeld
Water is critical to all life on our planet. Yet, water is often
overlooked or taken for granted by so many in our society. Next to
oxygen, water is the most necessary element for life. You could live
for weeks without food but only a few days without water.
Water is vital in maintaining our body functions. Water acts as a
solvent, coolant, lubricant and transport agent. Besides keeping the
body temperature stable, water carries nutrients, eliminates toxins
and waste products, maintains blood volume and provides the
environment in which cellular chemical-reactions take place. Water
lubricates joints and acts as shock absorbers inside the eyes and
The amount of water in your body varies with body fat. Water, as a
percentage of body weight, is higher in lean individuals due to the
nearly water free characteristics of fatty tissue. Various sources
report the average adult body ranges from 50 to 75 percent water --
that's roughly 45 quarts! Lean muscle tissue contains about 75%
water. Blood contains 83% water, body fat contains 25% water and
bone has 22% water. The human brain is about 75% water.
Did you know?
* One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost
100% of the dieters studied in a University study.
* Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
* Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day
could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of
* A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer
* Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon
cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%,
and one is only 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Benefits of good hydration include:
- Greater overall energy
- Clarity of mind throughout the day
- Improved sleep patterns
- Bowel regularity/elimination of constipation
- Improved complexion and skin tone
- Increased stamina
- Reduced stress
Are you drinking the amount of water you should everyday?
Your body is processing water continuously throughout each day.
Through just talking, breathing, perspiring and normal
elimination... water is routinely consumed and released. A guideline
for just replacing that water your body uses... is for every 50
pounds (or portion thereof) of body-weight, your body requires
replacing one quart of water per day. To go beyond just replacing
that which is used and provide the body the ability to cleanse-out
toxins, you need 1-1/2 quarts of water for each 50 pounds (or
portion thereof) of body weight.
It is possible, but very rare, for a healthy person to drink too
much water to the point of toxicity. With adults this can occur in
the 3-1/2 to 5 gallon range. Even if you drink a great deal of
water, there's no danger of flushing nutrients out of your body - or
excess calories, for that matter. Nutrients dissolved in water are
absorbed into the bloodstream from the digestive tract, long before
the water goes to the kidneys for excretion. It is recommended to
include some potassium in your diet (i.e. bananas) for maintaining
your sodium/potassium electrolyte balance.
The following is an example of how much water you need per day:
quarts (96 oz) to replace what you use each day
4-1/2 quarts (144 oz) to cleanse (release toxins)
quarts (128 oz) to replace what you use each day
6 quarts (192 oz) to cleanse (release toxins)
Tap water contains chlorine, which kills both beneficial and harmful
bacteria in the body. It is recommended to drink purified, filtered
or spring water.
Get in the habit of drinking water at room temperature rather than
iced/cold water. This prevents temperature-shock to your digestive
system which slows your body’s digestive process.
I encourage you to make a conscious choice to honor your body with
sufficient water to allow it to cleanse, so you can experience a
more vital and healthy overall life-experience.
Here’s to your health!
Bio: Hank Innerfeld is a gifted alternative-health practitioner,
author and dynamic motivational speaker providing empowerment tools
to enable people to more consciously and pro actively embrace their
lives. He is a nationally renowned practitioner and certified
teacher of Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) and Spiritual
Restructuring. Hank has successfully facilitated thousands of SRT
clearings worldwide and teaches SRT classes, Spiritual Restructuring
classes and empowerment workshops throughout the United States.
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