A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness, part 1

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This book helps you get on board the wellness wagon and find what wellness practices work best for you. Thru guided journaling you will find the power to make choices that are best for your body and mind. Practice new techniques in hydration, nutrition, movement, stress management, sleep, meditation, and social interactions.

This is an excellent first step to take when looking to get healthier, get into shape, change your food patterns and generally become a healthier and happier individual. There is even a chapter how to to initiate positive behavior change into your life.

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Hydration Introduction

Does everyone drink 8 glasses of water a day? YES! Oh good we can skip this section. Oh, you were all lying. Yes, most people do not get nearly enough water a day. I know that I do not and I work hard to do it, too. Our chapter on water will look more closely at a few things you can do to get more water in your life but let’s start with a little about water and why we need it.

Why do we need to drink water?  

What does water do in our bodies?

What does it feel like when you have not had enough water?

What does it feel like when you have had too much water?

What is your favorite way to try to get more water?

What is stopping you from having more water on a daily basis?water

We all hear that water is important in our bodies buy why? When you drink water it first goes into your stomach where it helps to digest your food. Water is known as the universal solvent and it helps break down your food so that it can be more absorbed in the intestines. It supports enzymes that break down food in your digestive tract, allowing for more effective nutrient absorption. Water can also be a transport molecule to help bring water soluble vitamins into your body as they are absorbed.

Once the water has been absorbed by the intestines into the body, along with everything you absorb, it goes to your liver. Again, water is helpful in your liver to help enzymes to create new proteins and other things. The water then passes into your circulatory system, your blood, where it directly affects your blood pressure. When someone has high blood pressure they are often given a diuretic to try to remove some of the water from their blood to lower the pressure. This just means you should be drinking even more water to counter act the extra removal of water from your system. You do not necessarily need to be drinking 8 glasses a day. You may need more, or even less. The chapters on hydration will help you observe how your body changes with different amounts of water to find what works best for you. Personally, being an individual with low blood pressure, I need even more water than the average person for my body to be healthy.

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