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Being Prepared Drink Water

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 Being Prepared Drink Water
Written in Co 9.6.11 5:24am

As I continued on my vacation journey I waited for that moment when the altitude was going to be too much for me.  As I traveled to Colorado I was told “be careful” of the altitude, it may be difficult to breathe, you my experience headaches, and feel fatigue. I was also told to drink a lot of water, All of which are true facts. As I waited to have an altitude issues I realized I had been “prepared”.  My water intake which had always been high was helping me during this vacation. I was prepared and didn’t realize how important my preparation was until this vacation.  My doctor recently told me I needed to consume half my weigh in water daily. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, most days I drink more then half my weight in water. (A 130 lb person should drink about 8- 8oz glasses of water a day (8ozx8glasses=64ozx2= 128lbs).  Water has always been my drink of choice, I guess I’m one of the fortunate ones who really enjoy water and the benefits of water, like hydration. My journey included hiking, after all I was in  Colorado living the “rookie mountain high” experience.
My first hiking experience was at Maroon Bell an incredible breath taking mountain peaks near Aspen. The peaks were around 14,000 ft high our hiking took us to over 9500ft.  We hiked up trails, over ruff terrain, through aspen and pine tree grooves. The site was breath taking. Not only was I prepared with the right hiking shoes, clothes, food for energy and a camera in hand but most importantly I was prepared with water.The main reason I believe why I never became overcome by the altitude. 2/3 of our bodies are water, which means 55-78 % of our bodies are made up of water (depending on body size). After studying the benefits of water I  realized how important water is, here are  a few of those water benefits; WATER Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, Moisturizes the air in lungs, Helps with metabolism, Protects our vital organ, Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better, Regulates body temperature, and Detoxifies. Water also has benefits like good for healthy skin, good for digestion, helps reduce headaches along with Proper hydration which helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated . All those wonderful benefits just from drinking the proper amount of water! I heard this quote this week from Buck a horse whisper  “Always have an idea of how much life you want before you get going…” I know at my age I want alot of healthy life and in order to experience that I know I need to be prepared.  My water intake, was 2/3 of my answer to my positive hiking adventure. And knowing I wanted a full life experience here in Colorado and because of the altitude, in order to have that I needed to be good to my body and hydrated it continually with water…
“Thirsty for life? Keep your eyes and heart open and drink plenty of water”

Author: amyweider

Living life filled with Love, Awe and Wonder allows me to see the Love and Joy all around... I live by this quote: "My past is not my Future it has taught me to live in the Present"©aweider I Love People, am in Awe of Life daily and Wonder about everything always…. I love to inspire others to recognize the Love that is within them, the Awe of the beautiful life that surrounds them and the Wonder of life’s gifts that can amaze them!

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