While appropriate diet and physical exercise are certainly basic requirements for health and long life, we may not overlook the importance of quantity and quality of appropriate hydration as well. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As you know from our previous publications and seminars, to support most important values in life – health & longevity – 2 basic requirements are inevitable: healthy diet and physical (aerobic) exercise. Not only! In fact, these 2 values are to be accompanied by more lifestyle factors we may not overlook.
Especially when it comes to hydration. In fact, according to scientific evaluation of the U.S. governmental National Institutes of Health (NIH) hypohydration (shortage of hydration) during most of life may cut down life expectancy by no less than 15 years.
Along with negative implications on our cardiovascular system and immune system.
WHAT & HOW MUCH DRINKING IS APPROPRIATE – SCIENTIFICALLY VERIFIED
While we have learned from an early age, drinking 64 ounces of water (8 glasses) per day is appropriate as a general rule, now we know that the appropriate amount depends on age.
I.e., middle-aged citizens should consume daily
* 51 ounces (in age bracket 20-39)
+ 43 ounces (age bracket 40-59)
According to U.S. governmental Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based on scientific relevance.
This, however, may not be considered as a ‘minimum’ but rather as an optimum, since too much water, on the other hand, may be connected with heart or kidney failure.
Coffee/tea/electrolyte beverages may well be involved to reach the appropriate amount of hydration, and also added fruit such as strawberries and watermelons.
As well as coconut water, according to scientific findings at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.
Still, plain water should still be the main source. Especially when it comes to cardiovascular health.
To meet these requirements is even more important today, as half of our population – adults and children alike (but especially the elders) - do not come up with.
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