11 Simple Steps for a Healthier, Happier ’11!

With the warmest wishes for a phenomenally healthy and wonderously happy New Year, we’re kicking off the new year with

11 simple steps for a healthier & happier 2011.

Numerologists say 11 is a gateway number, an opening in time inviting new beginnings.  In that spirit, I’ll be posting a new year’s health tip once a day for the coming 11 days.

1/1/11: WATER

Treat yourself to clean water every day.

  1. Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival, which consists of about 70% water. A person can live for about a month without food, but less than a week without water.
  2. Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
  3. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
  4. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
  5. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
  6. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
  7. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
  8. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
  9. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
  10. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.

– from http://www.allaboutwater.org


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