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We all know that exercising aids in weight loss/control, and it contributes to a healthy living… but what else, exactly?

  1. Exercise boots your energy level. If you find yourself sleepy throughout the day even though you’ve slept and eaten enough, then the one thing you might be lacking is exercise. Exercising delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, and it helps your entire cardiovascular system (blood circulation through heart and blood vessel) to work more efficiently; which gives you more energy.
  2. Exercise promotes better sleep. Ever heard of insomnia? Sleep apnea? You bet! Almost everyone experiences it at least few times. And one of the leading causes might be a lack of exercise. Exercises can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. (BUT here’s the thing, if you exercised too close to bedtime, you may be too energized to fall asleep. Give it at least 4 hours in between).
  3. Exercise stimulates the formation of new brain cells... and researchers found that the areas of brain that are stimulated through exercise are responsible for memory and learning. Therefore, when you exercise regularly, you’re gonna find yourself having better performance in problem solving, decision-making process and memory.
  4. Do you want to be able to feel better about yourself? To have an improved body image? To be less anxious? To have higher self-esteem? If you do, do exercise! ;)
  5. Mood swings? Try exercising, because exercise improves your mood. It is a natural and powerful antidepressant; the antidepressant effect of a regular exercise is comparable to powerful antidepressant like Zoloft. So why not just try exercising?

 

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If you realized… many health problems arise from drinking inadequate amount of water and/or contaminated water.

We are advised to drink 2L of water per day (though it actually depends on one’s body size as well); however drinking too much water could lead to water intoxication, which occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

As long as we don’t drink too much (or don’t go over our limit, in case of health problems) drinking water won”t harm, instead, it would combat against many health problems.

1. As many of you know, the average human body is 60-70 percent water; and the human brain tissue is 85 percent water. You know what would happen if someone’s lacking of water from top to toe? (You’re gonna find it out from reading this!)

2. Our daily energy depend on water, and the lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.

3. Water is a cleanser, healer, diet aid, fat reducer,  and is necessary to maintain constant body temperature.

4. Drinking adequate amount of water will…

  • Keep skin soft and supple
  • Keep brain sharp (A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page)
  • Significantly ease back and joint pain
  • Regulate appetite
  • Increase metabolism (Mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%)
  • Increase energy level
  • Decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and breast cancer by 79%.
  • Moisturize skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance
  • Aid in the digestion process and prevents constipation
  • Help improve muscle tone
  • …etc

5. Drinking water actually prevents water retention. Salt and sodium-rich foods, imbalanced female hormones, and poor cardiac function are the most common causes for bloating.

6. Fluids that is dependent upon our water intake:

  • Blood
  • Bile
  • Pancreatic juice
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Cerebrospinal
  • Synovial
  • Urine
  • Aqueous humor
  • …etc

7. Water can treat…

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Alcohol dependency
  • General pain
  • …etc

8. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.

9. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters investigated in University of Washington study

10. Lack of water can cause…

  • Constipation
  • Increase the risk to kidney problems and urinary tract infections
  • …etc

So do yourself a favor by drinking adequate amount of water — it helps a lot! ;)