Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning West Nile fever, water and weights lifting.
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West Nile Fever, Water and Weights Lifting Host: How can something so tiny be so deadly? The Asian tiger mosquito carries a virus that infects thousands of people across Canada, America, Europe and the Middle East. West Nile fever is rife in tropical and temperate areas so keep covered up and smothered in repellant when taking a trip in the great outdoors. During the first stage of infection, you may not notice any symptoms. Next, you will develop a fever. From here, you may be one of the unlucky ones who developed full blown West Nile Meningitis. Of course this means that the virus has penetrated the protective blood brain barrier and is now residing in the brain. Four percent of severe West Nile cases will be fatal. This virus can be passed on by blood transfusion and breast feeding so take precautions for 28 days after visiting an infected area. Wear long sleeve clothes and sleep with a net while traveling. If you want to kick start a new health regime, start off with something simple; drink more water. Roughly 70 percent of your body is made up of it. It probably needs more than what you are giving it. Most of us are dehydrated. Ever felt like taking a nap in the afternoon? This could be simply because you are fatigued from dehydration, finding it hard to concentrate through that mental fuzz. A glass of water aids concentration. Tracey: The kidneys need water to function properly to get rid of the toxins in the blood and flush out your system so you need adequate water intake to keep them healthy and then there is the opposite of lifestyle things such as to keep your skin healthy and all those sorts of things as well. Host: Most of us do not get the six to eight glasses of water per day that our bodies need. Start the day of with a glass of warm water and a squeeze of lemon juice, one down seven to go. Instead of drinking soda pop or wine with a lunch time meal, go for the water instead you will find that it quells hunger pangs and you will end up eating less. Drinking adequate water can also help keep disease away. Colon cancer has a 45 percent less chance of kicking in if you drink over five glasses of water per day. The same applies to bladder cancer. Those with chronic back pain may be able to reduce their discomfort by drinking more water. If you want to help budge some pounds, drinking eight glasses of water per day will speed up your metabolism. Also most of us have been trained to ignore our first mechanisms for school and work so your body may have switched over to hunger pangs instead just to get you to eat something that hopefully has a little bit of water in it. You will be surprised at how naturally thin you become just by stepping up the daily water intake. Water is also crucial to the smooth running of your lymphatic system. Drinking plenty of fluid will keep the body’s waste disposal system cleaned and flushed. Your immunity will improve greatly. Aside from feeling fatigued, other signs that you are not getting enough water maybe dry lips, headache, dry eyes and dark urine. Do not wait for thirst and hunger to tell you, you need more water. Keep on top of it during the day. Drinking the right amount of water everyday will help you looking years younger. That is motivation enough for most. You do not have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to lift weights. Anyone can do it and reap the benefits. Weight bearing exercises reduce the risk of osteoporosis and adult onset diabetes. There are two very good reasons to pick up a barbell right there. Then there are the millions of muscle fibers in your body that will turn into non specific jelly like flesh at the age of sixty if you do not use them. Light weight training at this age will keep your muscles engaged and lead you to fewer back problems and falls in your older years. Aside from that everyone wants to look toned and buffed at any age, ask your trainer to factor in some ribs. The modern diet consists mainly of processed foods that are low in water for a longe