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Hydration for Red Light Therapy and Optimal Wellness:

The Importance of Hydration:

Proper hydration is crucial for our bodies to function at an optimal level. We lose fluids regularly by sweating, eliminating waste, and simply by breathing. These fluids need to be replaced by drinking water and eating foods that have a high water content.

One of the benefits of proper hydration is increased collagen production, which contributes to maintaining healthy skin. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin, which gives the skin a more youthful and vibrant appearance. When the body is adequately hydrated, it can produce collagen more efficiently, improve the skin’s texture, and reduced signs of aging.

Staying hydrated also helps improve blood circulation throughout the body. Proper blood flow ensures nutrients are delivered efficiently to the cells being targeted by Red Light Therapy, which allows for better absorption of beneficial compounds and promotes a faster healing processes.

Red Light Therapy & Hydration:

Hydration becomes increasingly important during Red Light Therapy sessions since exposure to light energy can increase metabolic activity within cells, and can increase fluid loss through sweating, although minimal with the Whole Body Pods at The Wellness Center. Drinking water should always be a priority, as well as eating foods that contain a high water content for a better experience.

The interest in Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been growing for a variety of health concerns. RLT exposes the skin, tissues and cells to low levels of red or near-infrared light to stimulate cellular activity, and promote healing and restoration. Results with RLT will vary, and studies are ongoing, but improvements are being reported in the following areas:

Top Reasons To Stay Well Hydrated:

Water restores fluids that can be lost through basic bodily functions like breathing, sweating, metabolism, breathing, and the removal of waste from the body, but here are some ways staying well hydrated can contribute to your wellness:

  • Helps maintain body temperature

  • Can increase healthy blood flow and oxygen to the brain

  • Keeps blood cells supple

  • Improves the cell’s ability to move freely within the blood vessels

  • Eases remove waste

  • Helps cells maintain their shape

  • Impacts cellular shape by creating pressure inside the cell

  • Helps dissolve nutrients in bloodstream before delivery to the cells

  • Water helps repair the cells in our body

  • Improves cognition and concentration

  • Helps keeps your joints well lubricated

  • Improves sleep

Dehydration can affect the body in many ways. Being aware of the signs of dehydration can help us deal with them more easily. Here are some common symptoms one might experience when dehydrated:

  • Increased thirst

  • Dry mouth and throat

  • Dark-colored urine

  • Decreased urine output

  • Urinary frequency

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Muscle cramps

  • Headaches

  • Increased heart rate

  • Rapid breathing

  • Confusion

Drinking Water to Stay Hydrated:

The mitochondria rely on water for efficient energy production through a process called oxidative phosphorylation, and without adequate hydration, these little powerhouses could produce less ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is what drives many biological processes in our bodies. Consequently, this could potentially lessen the benefits one might expect from Red Light Therapy. Here are two types of drinking water to help you stay hydrated:

  • Spring Water: This natural and refreshing source of hydration has numerous benefits. It is comes from underground springs, where water flows naturally to the surface, often untouched by human interference.

  • Electrolyte Waters: This water contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, phosphate, bicarbonate, which are crucial for maintaining proper hydration and supporting various bodily functions. This is an excellent solution following therapy, and for athletes looking to replenish their electrolytes after a workout or simply to fresh and rehydrate.

Foods to Maintain Good Hydration:

Yes, water is hydrating, but there are certain foods that can keep us hydrated as well. The following list of hydrating foods can help you along the way:

  • Broccoli

  • Lettuce

  • Oranges

  • Pineapple

  • Cucumber

  • Zucchini

  • Bell Peppers

  • Summer Squash

  • Celery

  • Strawberries

  • Watermelon

  • Honeydew melon

  • Cantaloupe

  • Grapes

  • Avocado

  • Radishes

Ensuring proper hydration is an important part of maintaining a healthy body for optimal wellness. Drinking water consistently throughout the day and incorporating hydrating foods can be easily accomplished, This can improve your energy levels, digestion, and enhance cognitive function. So make proper hydration a habit and reap the benefits of a well-hydrated body!

A.J. Harewood

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The information contained in this article, and information curated from third-party links are for informational purposes only and should not be used or interpreted as diagnosis or medial advice. It is your sole responsibility to consult with your medical doctor regarding any therapy plans or complementary care you might be considering for your personal medical care.



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