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Joe Lyddon

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07-23-2015 12:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: water when to drink why to drink how much to drink health tip save a life caution

I got this in an email… Thought you might like it.
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WATER

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!!

Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why
do 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, etc.) is 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 (who knew???)
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or
heart attack (good to know!)

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. (this I know for sure!)

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after
receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one
life could be saved!

I have already shared this information. What about you?

Do forward this message. It may save lives!
“Life is a one time gift.”

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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Ghidrah

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 01:44 AM

leg cramps were also thought to be caused by lactic acid buildup from activity, not so much anymore. Bananas are a great source of potassium which helps prevent cramps from occurring, eating one won’t stop cramping but helps prevent them whether from inactivity or over activity.

EAT BANANS … DO IT… DO IT NOW! Thank you for reading this message.

-- I meant to do that!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 03:36 AM

Ghidrah... Good tip… My wife tries to have a banana every morning with her breakfast.

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 04:57 AM

Thankyou Joe. I hope your doing good Sir. ;)

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 02:02 PM

Water and bananas are high on my list and I never get any cramping. I would have to say it works. Never knew.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 07-26-2015 01:56 AM

Hi Joe. Good discussion. I read about the glass of water before bed time and it works for me to get to sleep faster. I eat a lot of bananas too- I read that they are best for you to prevent cancer when they have the brown specks on them- better than green.
Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jim C

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#6 posted 07-27-2015 06:45 PM

I know many people who swear having 2 glasses when they wake up enhances their day.
It’s a good habit to get into.

Thanks for the thread Joe.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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crank49

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#7 posted 07-28-2015 01:25 AM

I haven’t had a glass of water in years.
Drink two pots of coffee a day though. Does that count?

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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jim C

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#8 posted 07-28-2015 02:09 AM

Crank

Worst thing you can do. Coffee is a diuretic that dries you out and affects your nervous system. Besides the caffeine effects that cause irritability and sleeplessness.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 07-28-2015 03:37 AM

When I was doing construction work, I used to wake up in the wee hours of the morning. I found out that one’s blood pressure is at it’s lowest at about 2 AM. Sprinkling a little salt on my dinner solved that problem. I use very little salt on my food. In fact, if I do eat a can of soup, I usually dump most of the broth. Too much salt.

The spots on bananas are the sugars expressing. They just mean that they are getting more ripe. One of my supervisors where I used to work would only eat bananas when they were more green than I liked. Different tastes. One time, I had a banana that was pretty green, so I told him. “I’ll trade you a green one for a yellow one”, lol.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 07-28-2015 03:47 AM


Crank

Worst thing you can do. Coffee is a diuretic that dries you out and affects your nervous system. Besides the caffeine effects that cause irritability and sleeplessness.

- jim C

Different metabolisms and body chemistries- my wife, eldest and youngest sons can drink hot cocoa in the evening and fall asleep. If I drank hot cocoa after noon, I’ll be awake until midnight or beyond. My middle son would have the same sleep issues.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 07-28-2015 03:56 AM

I can drink a pot of coffee and fall right asleep… not a problem. I used to work with a guy from Nigeria who would drink a cup of coffee in the morning and claim he couldn’t sleep that night because of it. Everyone is different.

Interesting story my mom told me when I was much younger. When she was in college, they took a bunch of students and did a sleep study. One group of students were given coffee before bed and another milk. At the end of the semester, they questioned the students about sleep habits, how the felt when they woke up, etc… The majority of students given coffee claimed they had difficulty falling asleep, slept restless, and woke feeling tired. The majority of students given milk said they had no problems falling asleep, slept well, and woke feeling refreshed.

Turned out it was decaffeinated coffee and they had put caffeine in the milk. Go figure.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 07-28-2015 05:42 AM

Bob817 Sir, You are welcome, Sir. <grin>

DoubleDD Glad you learned something.

Jim Jakosh Will have to try the water trick… Bananas MUST have those little brown spots on them or my wife lets them sit for an extra day. They are high in Potassium.

JimC I always have a drink of water after getting up or just before getting out of bed… You’re Wellcome, Jim.

crank49 If I did that my hair would be on end all day… I used to always have a cup of coffee in my hand… No more… I switched to Green Tea… much better… I have water within reach almost at all times throughout the day & night… I like water… :) I agree with jimC on this one.

Dark_Lightning Did you wake up at 2AM and measure your Blood Pressure? <grin> ... Never heard of that… I always have a little salt with dinner meal… I like wedges of thick red onions with salt… nice munching during dinner… Those banana spots get bigger & bigger until the whole banana is brown (fully RIPE)... Wife does NOT like them FULLY RIPE… I do though (yummy)...

MrUnix Your coffee must have been Decaf! <big> ... Interesting study… I’m sure I would get the same results… I don’t drink much Milk anymore… I love milk… used to drink it by the quart… I like whole milk… Nonfat is better for you in later years… but it tastes yucky… I don’t drink it.

Wife takes a melatonin tablet at bedtime… I don’t have a problem getting to sleep… I hit the pillow, I’m almost asleep… POW!

In fact, it’s time for me to hit the sack… Nite all… Sleep Tight!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 07-30-2015 04:06 AM

Haha, no, this is something I know from medical literature, not by measuring my blood pressure. I’m only conscious enough to stagger to the bathroom in the dark at that hour. Bananas with a few spots are perfect for my taste buds. Where I used to work, one of the guys would only eat them when they were green. So, during the week, I’d buy green ones to trade for his riper ones (trade you a green one for a yellow one?) LOL

I love red onion too, but only if it in is a 1/4” slab grilled until it is translucent.

I can’t drink milk, even if I take Lact-Aid. Bummer, I really liked it on my cereal, but almond milk seems to work OK.

As far as decaf coffee goes, I hear that there are other substances in coffee that have the same effect as caffeine, and the decaf is still a diuretic. YBVMV. (You Bathroom Visits May Vary)

As we age, our bodies decrease in melatonin production. I recently purchased a bottle to help me sleep. We’ll see how that works out.

I drink a glass of 4 ounces pomegranate juice with 6 ounces of coconut water when I get up, followed by a 10 ounce glass of water, before I even have breakfast. If I don’t, I get muscle cramps when I work out. Since I retired, I’ve been working out more, and the cramps have been really bad on occasion. Getting old ain’t for sissies. As of now, I have outlived all but one of my father’s siblings. On that side of the family, only one made it past 58 (all tobacco-related death), and I’m 62. I’m relying on my mother’s side for some longevity, where, if they didn’t smoke tobacco, they made it into their late 90s. If you want to live a long, healthy life, you have to choose your parents wisely. ;)

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 07-30-2015 04:41 AM

I’m 79, have a pot & for the life of me, cannot get rid of it…

I do 50 leg/knee lifts every morning before getting out of bed… (25, rest for 45 secs, 25 more)...
When I first started those exercises, it reduced my waist a good 5”, which helped me get into older pants, etc…. Have not been able to do any more!

Got any tips? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 08-02-2015 01:56 PM

I don’t leave the house without my water cup. I probably drink gallons & gallons of it everyday.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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