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Make “Bottoms Up” Your Mantra April 17, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness.

GymnasticsWe all know that we should keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

Here are 13 reasons why:

1. Flushes toxins from the body through the kidneys and colon.

2. Aids in digestion, including saliva production.

3.  Keeps the intestines moving smoothly to prevent constipation.

4. Keeps brain (75% water) functioning at “maximum” capacity.

5. Assists body absorb nutrients and convert food into energy.

Cats-eyes6. Moisturizes eyes to keep vision sharp through tear production.

7. Helps regulate body temperature.

8.  Cushions and lubricates joints.

9. Keeps muscles (75% water) pumped up . . . including the heart.

10. Lubricates nasal passages to assist immune system fight alien invaders.

11. Protects and cushions vital organs.

Tree-Frog-Percheda12. Keeps blood (83% water) thinned to protect against heart attacks and strokes

13. Helps regulate blood pressure and carry oxygen and nutrients to cells.

Bottoms Up!

Or should I say . . . down the hatch!

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. joyroses13 - April 17, 2018

I know that I need to drink more water than I do. I have no problem drinking it with meals but in between. meals not as much unless it’s very hot out.

nrhatch - April 17, 2018

I always have water handing for drinking throughout the day. It’s my “go to” beverage . . . after my tea/coffee in the morning.

Not to be indiscreet:

If urine is pale yellow . . . we’re drinking the right amount. If its too dark, we should drink more. If it’s clear, we should drink less.

2. Jill Weatherholt - April 17, 2018

I love water! It’s the only thing that I drink throughout the day and I drink a lot of it!

nrhatch - April 17, 2018

You and me both, Jill! It’s the best thirst quencher I’ve found.

3. Ally Bean - April 17, 2018

I like water and have no problem drinking it IF I’m at home near a bathroom. There can be issues if one is out and about in need of facilities that are nowhere to be found. Thus I drink mucho water at home.

nrhatch - April 17, 2018

I almost alway bring a bottle of water with me . . . in the car, to bridge games, for walks on the beach, to theme parks, etc.

I hate to be thirsty if there’s no water around. 😀

4. Tippy Gnu - April 17, 2018

Considering what fish do in it, I’m not sure if it’s good for you. But I’ve been drinking it straight from the tap for many years now, and it hasn’t killed me yet.

nrhatch - April 17, 2018

Fish, dolphins, whales, frogs, otters, seals, eels, sea turtles, walruses, polar bears, narwhal ~> OMG! Those animals have turned the seas into a cess pool.

Oh, wait. We did that with oil spills, plastics, garbage tugs & tows, chemical pollutants ~> OMG! We’re screwed!

Karen J - April 23, 2018

Ahhh – and fish have ‘done that’ in every glass, cup, bottle and handful that we’ve ever drunk! It’s not time to get all persnickety and panicky about it now.
It is, however, time and past time to do something about the new plastic, pollution and crap that we’ve added in the last 5o years or so. There’s been no excuse for that!

nrhatch - April 23, 2018

Agreed. For a “smart” species . . . we sure are stoopid!

5. colonialist - April 17, 2018

Another advantage is that it sorts out your thirst so that the wine and beer can be used for enjoyment!

nrhatch - April 17, 2018

Excellent point, Col! And well timed since Happy Hour approaches. 😀

6. Debra - April 17, 2018

My husband recently scared me with dizziness and general weakness. The diagnosis? Dehydration! We’d had a week of very high heat and he hadn’t compensated for it at all. Lesson learned! He’s a changed man. LOL! I think it scared him, too!

nrhatch - April 17, 2018

As we get older, our “thirst” mechanism doesn’t work as well as it did in our younger years . . . so we need to remind ourselves to “drink up.”

Hope your husband is feeling more hydrated now!

7. L. Marie - April 18, 2018

This is a really good reminder, Nancy. I am totally guilty of not drinking enough water! I just drank some when I read the first part of this post, then I went and refilled my water glass before I finished the post.

nrhatch - April 18, 2018

Aah . . . that’s better! :mrgreen:

8. Behind the Story - April 19, 2018

That’s quite a list! I love our water in Washington. I’m not as fond of water in the Midwest. I drink it anyway when I’m visiting my daughter in Indiana, but I don’t enjoy it as much.

nrhatch - April 19, 2018

Most of us get acclimated to the taste of “our” water so that when we travel water may taste strange, odd, and unpleasant.

When your daughter in Indiana visits you Washington, does she miss “her” water?

9. Joanne Sisco - April 20, 2018

… and that’s why I always keep my trusty water bottle nearby. In fact, I think it’s a good time for a drink right now 😉

nrhatch - April 20, 2018

It’s a small thing that pays BIG dividends to our overall health and well-being. Cheers!

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