***I am NOT a doctor, so do not take my word for this. This is all information I have learned, saw and experienced first hand.***
Why are we always told to drink water all the time? Why is water an essential to life everyday? Here you will find out all about the importance of water for the body, when to drink water and why especially after a massage drink water!!
Our body is made up of roughly 60% of water!
Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!
Our blood in the body is 90% water, the other 10% is salts and proteins!
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated according to Stayinghealthy.org
When we are dehydrated (which most of us are, and don't even know it) we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body!
Dehydration taxes the heart by causing it to pump faster to get sufficient oxygen to your muscles (in other words, your heart is working overtime when dehydrated)
What does water do for the human body?
Prevents loss of memory as you age
Essential for the body to sweat and release toxins
Cleanses toxic waste from various parts of the body
Lessens discomfort from arthritis or pain
Slows down aging process
Makes skin smooth
Lessons addictive urges (caffeine, alcohol, and certain drugs)
Allows for efficient cell repair
Allows red blood cells to carry oxygen more efficiently (resulting in better muscular function and increased mental acuity)
Without the flow of water, there's insufficient water to remove waste and toxins through your stool
Water After Massage
Have you ever got a massage, and then after the massage you were told to drink lots of water? Why? Because during a massage toxins are moved around and flushed out of the body, and by drinking water after the massage you're replenishing those fluids back into your body. Water is what helps the body flush out these toxins!
"Massage helps to increase the circulation of both the blood and the lymphatic system. Your blood needs water in it to keep moving and doing its job of bring oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, organs and other tissues. It also helps to take away the waste products created by the cells in these areas." -A Medium Corporation