The Value of Exercise & Alkalizing Your Body
Actually everyone can exercise. So can you! And, here’s 1) why you should exercise, and 2) how drinking electrolyzed, hydrogen-rich, ionized water can help your exercise and fitness.
1. Exercise Helps to Alkalize Your Body
When you exercise you increase your breathing rate and circulation, and this helps to alkalize your body. Deep breathing alkalizes your body by way of removing more CO2 [carbon dioxide] than regular breathing. CO2 is very acidic, and so removing more of it has an alkalizing effect. By increasing the rate and depth of breathing you also bring more oxygen to your cells by way of increased circulation. After all you’re moving your body parts around, which will force the circulation to increase. Increased circulation also helps to remove more toxins from the cells, which are acidic, so they can be eliminated [making your body more alkaline]. Make sure to drink extra alkaline ionized water before and after exercise, though, because you will need the antioxidants to fight free-radicals and alkaline buffers to help eliminate the toxins. Also, during exercise, if you exercise longer than a half-hour, you should take a short break to drink about 8-12 oz of alkaline ionized water.
2. Exercise Helps You to Keep Your Body Healthy
Have you ever seen people who have had years of a sedentary life-style, void of exercise, just appear to dwindle before your eyes? The reason for this is simple. Our bodies aren’t made for sedentary living. Genetically we have bodies that are meant to be active all the way up to your last breathing day. Studies Relating Exercise to Increased HDL [Good] Cholesterol have shown that exercise helps to increase your HDL [good cholesterol]. That’s healthy for your heart and blood pressure.
It is also a proven fact that when you get up and exercise [walk, run or other weight-bearing exercise] it helps to reduce your chances of osteoporosis, and can even reverse it.
Exercise also helps with things like obesity, back pain, other joint pains, energy, and blood-sugar regulation. The list of health benefits goes on and on.
3. Exercise Helps You to Eliminate Wastes Properly
It’s extremely important to be able to eliminate wastes from both cell metabolism and food [digestion] effectively, otherwise these things [which are poisons to our bodies] tend to get stuck there with no way out. This leads to disease. The extra circulation, sweating, and burning of calories all do their part to help us safely eliminate wastes. Also, the ability to eat a few extra calories [due to increased activity] helps you to consume sufficient bulk, which is needed for the bowels to move regularly.
4. Exercise Helps You to Feel Younger, Act Younger, and Look Younger
Contrary to what you might think, exercise GIVES you much more energy than it takes to do. I know it might be hard to believe that, or hard to get up and get started, but read on to see my tips, which I think will help you. It’s very worth it. Let’s say you’re 60 and you haven’t exercised very much for the past decade, uh-oh. You’re headed for a whole rash of joint-aches, muscle atrophy, lethargy, weight gain and diseases. Why? Because your body will start to shut down. You can and should turn it around today. It is never too late. Really. But start doing something now. Don’t put it off, because it won’t turn around as fast or as easy the longer you put it off. It’s harder to grow older if you are not active than if you are. By being active is not meant: standing rather than sitting; working at a computer all day and night; etc. I am referring to physical exercise …movement of muscles; moving the body; working up a sweat; and doing this for about 30 minutes to 2 hours daily.
Many health professionals claim that exercise is the fountain of youth. I believe it’s part of that for sure…a very important part.
5. Exercise Helps You to Keep Your Body’s Weight at a Good Level
For many reasons as we get older our metabolisms slow down. A slowed metabolism sets you up for all kinds of problems: weight gain, bowel elimination problems [constipation]; lack of energy; and the list goes on. Following the tips I’m about to give you, you can turn that around. Exercise can allow you to eat a bit more, while still not gaining weight. This is good for your bowels, and they will move better.
6. Exercise Helps You Get More Fun Out of Life
When you have more energy you can do more. This equates to getting more fun out of life. Let’s face it, it may seem like fun to sit and watch TV, but compared to getting out. moving around and living life with aliveness, it really isn’t even comparable. Try it and you will see.
How Much Exercise is Enough?
A good workout should take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. It partially depends on what you’re doing [running, walking, riding, exercise ropes,…], but it also depends on the fact that your body needs to build up to it on gradients. You can’t expect to go from couch-potato to marathon runner in one month. However if you start at what you can do and then every day try to improve a tiny amount on it, then you can probably do a lot more than you think.
What Are the Barriers to Exercise and How Can Anyone, Even You, Overcome Them?
This is honestly probably my biggest personal barrier, however I have realized how important it is, so I just do it. It really isn’t an optional thing for me, because I have a job that dictates that I’m at a computer. While drinking alkaline ionized water is keeping me at the peak of health in almost every way it cannot do it all. Exercise is a necessary additional requirement to finding that “fountain of youth”. So I decided to just do it, and now I just do it. But the really great thing is that I have seen for myself the absolute truth of the benefits listed above. It has become addicting [in a totally good way] and very enjoyable, and I’m sure it will with you as well.
Here is where I will give you my biggest tip to improving your ability to exercise. Work on a gradient! Let’s say you’re doing the Body Shaper Exercise Ropes, and after 5 minutes you’ve had it. Then fine…the next day try to work up to 5 1/2 minutes. Eventually you’ll easily be able to do 10. Same thing with any exercise. I think the ropes are great. They help you exercise every single muscle in your body, in particular the abs, and because it’s aerobic exercise it’s very alkalizing and body-shaping to do daily.
I like to combine weight-bearing exercises in about a ratio of 50-50 though, because those kind of exercises are proven to help prevent osteoporosis in the legs, feet, hips and entire spine. The key to my success has been to work toward baby-step improvements every day…and to keep it up.
Pain or Discomfort
You might, or probably will, experience some pain, discomfort or stiffness when you do daily work-outs, however eventually your body builds up to it and then it will take a harder work-out to produce that level of discomfort again. I’ve been doing this for about a year, and can tell you that as long as you keep pushing yourself, you’ll probably feel some of this. I keep pushing myself to do better, because I can tell it’s really helping my body. Remember I said it’s a good kind of pain. It’s fun too, actually, and I look forward to it every day now. But the thing to focus on, especially when you’re starting out, is that it’s absolutely a necessary piece of that “fountain of youth”…so just do it. It gets better and easier every day when you keep it up. If it gets too much, then just back off a little.
One thing you should know when you do daily work-outs, is that your nutritional needs will probably go up. I’m referring to vitamins, minerals, alkaline ionized water, and good, healthy foods. For instance when you sweat, you lose sodium, potassium, and other minerals, so check out some good supplements …paying attention to giving your body the nutrients it needs.
The Health & Benefits of Drinking Ionized Water During Exercise
There are many benefits of drinking ionized water related to exercise.
- The good hydration and oxygenation that ionized water gives you helps your body to have more energy during your workout.
- During exercise your body's circulation increases. This is a perfect time to alkalize your body. Doing this will provide the alkaline buffers to your body that it needs to safely remove toxins [acidic wastes] from your cells.
- Alkaline ionized water is rich in bio-available [negatively-charged] alkaline minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, that your muscles need to do their work.
Answers to Common Questions About Electrolyzed Hydrogen-Rich Water
Here is an excellent video with a fitness expert and research analyst, answering questions about the benefits of alkaline ionized water for both health and fitness.
Here are highlights from the video:
0:25 Common Question 1: How much water should we drink?
Researched Answer: Because there are so many differences between us including size and athletics … but to pin down some averages the average woman should drink 2.7 liters of water per day and the average man about 3.4 liters of water per day…. We also may be getting a lot of that from our fruits and vegetables.
1:55 Common Question 2: What does drinking de-mineralized water do to your body?
Researched Answer: (first he adds on to his answer from question 1) Before I answer that I want to point out that human kidneys can only filter out one liter per hour. …I think the consensus is it’s healthy to drink about one liter per hour. Can you consume that throughout the day, sure.
Then, to address the issue of drinking demineralized water… There was a World Health Organization paper that was published in 2004 indicating that there can be health related issues with the long term consumption of demineralized water that’s produced through reverse osmosis or through distillation. …and if we’re consuming that water: it’s electrically hungry. It’s going to start trying to steal those minerals from whatever it touches, and if we’re consuming large amounts it’s going to take it from us. The World Health Organization warns that long term consumption causes demineralization in the human body. It doesn’t happen overnight, but over a period of years can accelerate risk factors for osteoporosis …and it might even damage mucosal membranes as well. The science is not real hard on that, but it’s definitely a concern and there have been enough studies to warrant it.
5:14 Common Question 3: Does hydrogen rich electrolyzed water have a benefit to athletes or to people who are just training?
Researched Answer: Based on all the research I did it gives benefit to everybody. Before we talk about the athletic side, I’d like to talk about the diabetic side, because that’s my realm of expertise. First and foremost it’s important for people to understand that diabetes is a global epidemic. It costs our nation 250 billion dollars a year. Twenty years ago it was unheard of for adolescents to be diabetic, and now 25% of American adolescents are diabetic type-II. We’re not really sure what’s causing all that, but with common sense we can look at just the standard American diet and the amount of sugar and trans fatty acids that they’re consuming – and we’re allowing it to happen.
Diabetes is also a gateway disease. It contributes to accelerated development of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and the list goes on. So, really what a diabetic would encounter is what everybody else would encounter – they just do it faster.
With electrolyzed reduced water (ionized water), hydrogen is the primary component that really suppresses this oxidative fire into the human body. …It’s interesting that Hydrogen does not disrupt those vital oxidative processes. It’s very selective. It only suppresses those that seem to be bad or have a negative influence on the body. …
Now, with regard to athletics, we’re seeing something very similar. We also know that the hydrogen rich water, because it functions as a very powerful antioxidant, has some degree of acid/alkaline suppression capabilities. In the athletic population we’re seeing that it actually reduces lactic acid accumulation. So, that allows the muscles to run longer and stronger. Instead of loading up on all kinds of protein …There’s only a limited amount of protein that we can process in a day, and there are a lot of body-builders and athletes that are consuming way more than they actually need…which can also be very dangerous to the kidneys.
10:12 Common Question 4: How long will the hydrogen gas stay in the water?
Researched Answer: It’s actually not very long-lived. This is why we have to have machinery to make it on a regular basis. We know that hydrogen can be slightly stabilized in water for several hours. …If you boil the water or even heat it up, the hydrogen is going to dissipate even faster. So, it’s really important to have fresh water on a routine basis.
Cathleen was a teacher/principal for 24 years and has been drinking ionized water for about 25 years. She created Alkaline Water Plus to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.
"The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER!" Cathleen LoGrasso, Owner/CEO Alkaline Water Plus
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