It used to be cool to eschew sleep. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ and ‘sleep is for losers’ were phrases that people actually once said to each other; probably while trying to emulate the rumored 4-hours-per-night sleep habits of Martha Stewart and that lazy so-and-so Tom Ford, who snoozes in his self-designed sheets for an indulgent three hours every night.
By and large, the sea of change has happened (probably while we were sleeping), and many of us now value sleep a lot more.
How We Learned to Love Sleeping
It’s no longer just that thing we do when we’re not being awake: our entire physiology depends on …
Now that the warmer weather is with us until the fall, gardening enthusiasts will be keen to keep their blooms and veggies well-watered to help them grow into healthy, strong plants. However – it’s also important for YOU to stay hydrated this summer.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 14, 2019 11:20 am
It’s no secret that sugar and chemical-laced soda isn’t exactly good for us, but a new report published this year has reignited concerns that drinking soda after exercise can actually damage your kidneys.
In this article – here’s what you can expect to learn about soda:
So, we recently talked about the symptoms that young healthy women experience because of dehydration, but what about the dehydration symptoms found in men?
The Difference Between Men and Women
The clinical trials that we mentioned in our last blog post were carried out on both men and women, but the results were published separately. Interestingly, the men in this fascinating study showed several similarities to the women’s study, but also a couple of surprising differences.
Just like in the women’s clinical test conditions, the men were young, healthy and fairly active. The test results of mildly dehydrated males were compared to the results of fully hydrated test subjects.
Be honest…have you been a little snappy with anyone lately? Maybe you felt your patience being stretched a little bit or you felt as though you can’t concentrate on an important task? Dehydration in women is a big problem!
Mood Control and Mental Focus
If you’ve encountered low-key symptoms relating to your mood or cognitive abilities, you could try drinking a little more water – particularly hydrogen-rich alkaline water from Tyent water ionizers.
A fascinating study from the University of Connecticut Human Performance Laboratory found that even mild dehydration causes headaches, lack of mental focus, and the ability to control our mood.
“Our thirst sensation doesn’t really appear until we are 1% or 2% …
Most of us know how it feels to become temporarily thirsty, and then slaking that thirst with a long, cool drink that restores our bodies to a healthily hydrated state again. This common type of dehydration is known as temporary dehydration.
Thirst Doesn’t Come First
It’s worth noting that although we’re sometimes guilty of waiting until we feel thirsty to drink, thirst isn’t one of the early warning signs of dehydration. By the time we feel thirsty, our bodies are already experiencing other signs of dehydration, such as needing to urinate less and having a dry or sticky mouth.
Chronic dehydration is more serious. Known to occur as a result …
Don’t even think about hitting the beach or lakeside this summer without making sure you have the essentials. In sun-soaked Australia, a popular health campaign recommended that people should “Slip, Slop, Slap.” In other words: “Slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat.”
Sun Safety and Water Ionizers
That original advice has now been extended to “Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide.” The last two additions prompt us to seek out shade and slide on some sunglasses as well, to make sure we stay safe in the sun. It’s great advice! While the sun can equal lots of fun and …