I apologize for skipping a day for the second part of this topic. I needed to get the word out that wearing masks should be a requirement for everyone that has to leave their house. Please read yesterday's blog where I write about the crucial step we can take to help stop the spread of the Corona virus.
Let's review a few of Monday's points. I wrote about the importance of replacing the water in your body as we are made up of about 60% water. I mentioned how it is vital to put back the water you lose with activity and heat. I also discussed the importance of ensuring that your water has benefit to it. Most of the water that is consumed in most countries is of a purified or filtered source. I will talk more today about the key reasons we need to be more conscious about water.
I am going to stray a little from the subject in order to touch on the other concern that this blog is about and that is being active. I stress that being active does not mean exercise per say. More important than putting together an exercise regimen and being faithful to it, is motion. All we really need to do everyday to make sure our circulation and breathing is supported is to be a little active, to move our bodies. Sedentary behavior certainly has it's bad reputation. Most folks understand that if you spend time not moving, it is bad for you in many ways. Of course there is the awareness that less active people experience that it is harder to maintain weight, have energy, or motivation. Since there are a vast amount of reasons why a person would be sedentary, I am more writing of those that choose to be this way. If you have the ability to get out and get some fresh air, and either walk or ride for even short distances, it benefits you to do so. We do not need to go to the gym or run or ride for miles and miles to get the benefit of activity. Simply walking a little or stretching your whole body is enough to support your health. The reason I am bringing up activity and exercise, is that it is an over looked and underestimated notion when it comes to immunity. Fact is that when you keep your joints mobile, it prevents disease from settling in them. Also, the great result that comes with even a 15 minute focus on activity is that we keep oxygen exchange happening which cleans our heart and lungs. So even the smallest amount of activity can really help encourage your body to fend for itself. Immune system sluggishness can be due to the body getting "gunked up" when a person does not activate their circulation. To summarize, you do not need a trainer, or coach to get some motion in your life. Proof that full benefit with only 10-15 minutes of increasing your heart rate and breathing, with even very mild stimulation, really does exist. We can recharge in just a few minutes, and it can even be just a few times a week.
Now getting back to our discussion of water, I want to reiterate that we all are different in how much we need daily. I suggest you find what you like by tasting different spring waters, and find your body's preferred amount with each type of activity you do. Remember that not all water is the same, and just because it is very clean does not mean that it is good for you. When we exercise or are active, our body uses its fuel to recover. This "fuel" comes from the nutrients that foods provide, and the water that recharges our minerals. I have found that those that lack in minerals, and have less hydration are more susceptible to disease. With that statement alone, I challenge everyone to be more conscious of the decisions they make when it comes to drinking water, and what kind you drink. I have not even mentioned the plastic bottle concern because that is a controversial subject in it's own right. One day soon, I will bring this up. Please make sure you are getting some movement in your life, especially these days. Also think more about the water that you and your family drink. We can all get more immunity and better health by just thinking differently about something so simple that God has put at our disposal most of the time.