Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Heart

Health tips for 2013!.
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist! Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion;
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure;
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.


linda eller said...

I knew some of those, and some I didn't. As I have been having problems with night leg cramps, I had found that tip and have been trying to drink more water every day and especially at nighttime. Thanks for the info and hope your Friday is good.

Lady Di Tn said...

Good post and I knew I drank lots of water but had no reason as to why except I was thirsty. Great news from your doctor. I only hope to get half as good news next week. Peace

Mental P Mama said...

This is so interesting! Cheers:)

Beth Niquette said...

Thank you, Patty! This is a great post. I have done some of these--but didn't know why. I will be much more faithful to drink water from now on!


Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

That cramping at night is also a sign of calcium deficiency.Water has calcium in many places. If not then take supplements. Calccium is needed for the heart too!