Reduce your risk of Cataracts with Exercising and Hydration by Life Water Ionizers
How far would you go to reduce your risk of cataracts? Would you go the extra mile? Recent research shows that it would be worth it. Exercise has been shown to significantly reduce your chances of developing cataracts. A study, called Walking and running are associated with similar reductions in cataract risk looked at the effect that walking and running have on your chances of developing cataracts, and concluded that the farther you go, and the harder you push, the lower your risk becomes.
What causes cataracts?
Cataracts are the combined result of aging in the eyes, oxidative stress, and dehydration. Cataracts are made of proteins in the eye lens tissue that has become denatured and hardened. Proteins become denatured by dehydration, so it’s essential to keep your hydration levels up! Heavy metals become concentrated in the lens of the eye, and cataract sufferers have roughly 3 times the concentration of heavy metals in their eye lenses.
Aging: Your risk of developing cataracts begins to increase during the 5th decade of life (41 – 50 years). Roughly half of people aged 71 – 80 get cataracts, and nearly everyone over age 90 develops cataracts.
Oxidative stress: A healthy diet including antioxidants lowers levels of oxidative stress in the body. Health problems that include high levels of oxidative stress such as diabetes increase your risk of developing cataracts.
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Dehydration: Allows the tissues in your body to dry out, this includes your eye’s lens, since it depends on moisture from your tear ducts to remain moist and flexible. You should consider warning signs like dry lips as a signal that you need to drink more water.
Heavy Metals: High concentrations of heavy metals in the body increase your risk of many health problems. Alkaline water has been shown to help the body expel 10 different heavy metals
How much exercise do you need to reduce the risk of cataracts?
The more the better. Moderate exercise, for example walking at a brisk pace for a half hour, reduces your risk but not as much as vigorous exercise, such as running. Several studies show, the harder you push yourself, the lower your risk becomes. Research suggests that you should get at least 5 days per week of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 3 days a week of 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity to reduce your risk of developing cataracts by about 30%. If you go all out, and do one hour of vigorous physical activity 5 days per week, you reduce your risk of developing cataracts by over 50%.
Any aerobic exercise will do: If running isn’t your thing, other aerobic exercises (such as bicycling) will do just fine. Whichever exercise you choose, vigorous exercise is better than moderate exercise.
Why exercise reduces your risk of developing cataracts
Exercise reduces the levels of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and free radicals in the body. Higher levels of both ROS and free radicals in the body are associated with greater risk of developing cataracts. Increasing your level of exercise will reduce levels of both ROS and free radicals in your body. Exercise also reduces your risk of developing health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, all of which increase your chances of developing cataracts.
How to maximize your workout with alkaline water
Drinking alkaline water provides superior hydration, improved pH balance, and helps flush the lactic acid build up in your muscles that comes from vigorous exercise. If you have a water ionizer, start drinking the highest level of alkaline water it makes about one hour before you work out. For optimum performance, you need to provide your body with electrolytes as well. Alkaline water, mixed with a powdered electrolyte (such as ElectroMix, my favorite!) will provide you with superior hydration, and all the electrolytes your body needs for vigorous exercise.
My experience with alkaline water and ElectroMix
I use alkaline water and ElectroMix personally, and it really works! I ride my bike to work here at Life Ionizers, the combination of ElectroMix and alkaline water makes a big difference in my endurance. My round-trip to and from work (roughly 20 miles) takes about an hour and a half, and I keep a vigorous pace (about 16 – 18 MPH). Based on studies that show the relationship between exercise and reduced risk of cataracts, my daily commute cuts my risk of cataracts by 75%!
Yes. You can max out your health and fitness with alkaline water. Call us at 877-959-7977 for a personalized consultation and find out what alkaline water can do for you!
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