WATER AND AIR
The foundation of life and two critical elements you cannot live without. You can live without food for weeks, without water for days, and without air for seconds. The earth provides us with oxygen and the trees absorb the carbon dioxide you breathe out from the air and release oxygen that we breath in return. Unfortunately, oxygen content has depleted because of deforestation, volcanic activity, and more pollution through human activities from trucks, cars, and factories. However, the closer you can be to nature the more oxygen you will breath, you can improve the air and oxygen intake by increasing cardiovascular exercise, exercising outdoors when there is good air quality, airing out your home daily, drinking water and fresh vegetable juices, walking or biking instead of driving. Walking can be an antidote to depression, obesity, diabetes, addictions, heart disease and blood clots, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s and much more. Moreover, oxygen provides energy for breathing, growth, maintenance and detoxification of your body.
Water intake is based on your specific needs such as age, activity, climate, diet, and health concerns. Find a balance that fits your needs. You can start out by drinking water when you feel thirsty and then increasingly bump it up to 8 to 15 glasses of water. Do not treat thirst with dehydrating drinks, example: coffee, tea, soda, and alcohol. Choose instead water and if you need a little flavor just add fruit or a few drops of lemon. Your body can also send you a signal for thirst and you could misinterpret it for hunger, so it is recommended to drink a glass of water before you eat, wait ten minutes and see if you are still hungry. Water doesn’t only decrease your appetite and keep you hydrated but also cures backaches, headaches, fatigue, and digestive problems that may be caused by dehydration. When you deprive your body of water, the cells in your body start to react differently. Take charge and become your own healer.
An interesting fact about water is how two elements (Oxygen and Hydrogen) can bind and maintain the bond through temperature differentials.
Water changes density at 0 degree Celsius and becomes solid and at 100 degree Celsius becomes vapor and in between maintains its initial state as a liquid.