With warmer months ahead, it’s easy to remember to hydrate...because we’re HOT!! What we might forget for the rest of the year is just how crucial proper hydration is to our overall body function and skin care regimen. Simply put, dehydration ages you faster than hydration will.
But it’s not enough to just drink tons of water throughout the day (though that’s a great start), you have to make sure you are combining H20 intake with proper minerals and vitamins for maximum absorption.
According to Dr. Stacey Shillington, MD, being well-hydrated on a cellular basis is key:
“If your mineral balance is off, chances are the water you drink gets eliminated almost immediately without going where it really needs to go: the cells of your body. Your cells remain dehydrated and filled with toxins.”
Shillington and other medical experts point to trace minerals as being critical in maximum hydration, benefiting your body at its basic, cellular level, where you will see and feel results.
But what are those “trace minerals” everyone keeps talking about? And where can I get them??
Rocks of Ages
Minerals are inorganic substances you’ll find in non-living environments, like water, rocks, or soil. Vitamins are considered organic compounds made by living organisms, such as plants and animals. The difference is that vitamins are great for helping your body run smoothly, but not all minerals are. The best minerals for overall health—and to help keep you hydrated and functioning—are these rock stars:
The Nine Fine Rock Stars of Trace Minerals:
RESTORE & REFRESH Mantra style at one of our fitness studios this spring: Sarasota, Tampa, Orange County. We’ll get your Pilates bodies in shape for summer! Class specials and membership events are happening all season long.
Catch & Match this wave: Our nonprofit last month was the Surfrider Foundation, www.surfrider.org/. Mantra will match all client donations through the end of this week to support this amazing organization. Hang Ten and Drop 100...or more!our trace minerals, the same rules apply.
Just think, all this time we’ve been drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day without fully reaping the rewards. Cheers to a better understanding of our bodies and what they need to keep us looking and feeling our best. Vitamins and minerals and water, rock on!!
Mantra Fitness OC