Friday, 15 March 2013

Hiked Mount Kilimanjaro.....Safari in the Serengeti....Beach Time in Zanzibar (photos to follow).  Now in crunch time to complete all of my practicum hours for June 1st!
Back in clients, teaching classes, planning more classes as the outdoor season of boot camp is slowly coming upon us....only a couple more weekends of massage therapy classes. 
During our climb, hydration was always one of our main concerns.  We were told to walk slowly (pole-pole in Swahili) and to sip our water regularly! It was fitting when I saw one of my fellow trainers post this information from the Mayo Clinic regarding water consumption.

Heart Attack and Water Consumption
*Mayo Clinic*

How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before
going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to
urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor -
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright
(legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks
level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water
because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your
body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will
also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking
hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.