02 & H20
Monday, September 07, 2009
So, I’ve been reading up on what our bodies need in preparation to begin shifting my diet in order to achieve optimal wellbeing via nutrition (see previous blog entry). Interestingly, the first two things on the list of our body’s necessary nutrients have more often than not been oxygen and water. Though I initially breezed past these two list items to get to the “real” stuff (read: diet recommendations), it occurred to me at some point that they were actually there for a reason. And I figure, what place better to start than the beginning?
Turns out, oxygen (proper breathing techniques) and water (proper water intake) are incredibly important to wellbeing. These “nutrients” are essential to optimal wellbeing, not only providing support for all bodily functions, but also, and perhaps most importantly, improving your body’s ability to eliminate internal toxic waste. And that is a BIG part of wellbeing.
It’s an interesting idea, and one that excites me. I know I breathe shallowly — and I know I have (undiagnosed) sleep apnea. I also know I drink maybe two glasses of water a day. So, I wonder just how much improving my breathing and increasing my water intake will change my overall state of wellbeing — without yet changing my diet. I intend to discover this. I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, here are some online resources for your further information:
Also, I don’t know if you guys know about the Sparkpeople website, but I’m considering logging on again. I used this web resource when I was sort of obsessed with diet and exercise (see my first blog entry) and I found it amazingly helpful. http://www.sparkpeople.com