I am sure you are (asking?) that question this summer! Your body needs water to stay hydrated to function properly. You lose water everyday day through sweat, going to the bathroom, and when you are breathing. Especially during the summer months, you lose a lot of water in your body which can increase your chances of dehydration.
Chronic dehydration is a common issue affecting about 75% of Americans. Most people drink considerably less water than their body needs, preferring soda and other beverages which contribute to dehydration. Most people don’t even realize they aren’t drinking enough water – and most people do not realize that the water they decide to drink itself may be promoting further dehydration. Why? (Please see my article on What Kind of Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated?).
If you are also drinking alcohol-induced beverages, this will advance dehydration – two or three-fold. Alcohol-induced headaches are extremely common, disabling, and uncooperative to athletes and many others. There are also other harmful effects which you may not even be aware of.
How does alcohol affect the brain and the rest of the body?
Alcohol negatively affects the brain, liver, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, lining of the stomach, and various hormonal and regulatory systems. Even the word intoxicated reveals alcohol’s true nature – a toxic substance. The kidneys increase urination substantially, leading to dehydration. Effects on hormones, blood chemistry, the sleep-wake cycle, and inflammatory chemicals that are released in the bloodstream are also important in the thoroughly unpleasant feeling we have come to know as a hangover. What we recognize less after a fun night out is that our memory, reaction time, visual-spatial skills, manual dexterity and attention are all adversely affected, even after the alcohol level plummets to zero.
Being Well-Hydrated Allows Your Body To:
- Enhance cognitive function
- Transport oxygen and nutrients to cells
- Increased regulation of hormones and chemicals
- Heighten the sleep-wake cycle
- Maintain body temperature
- Eliminate waste
- Lubricate joints
- Keep skin moisturized
- Stay focused
How Cryotherapy Works To Relieve Dehydration and Hangover
Here at Cold Play Cryo, we want you to experience an authentic, balanced state of hydration in our cryotherapy chamber. We also want to educate you on how to adequately and efficiently integrate a hydration program into your daily athletic-related workouts and lifestyle. Proper hydration is essential for digestion, detoxification of the liver and kidneys, and waste removal. Otherwise, people face medical complications such as fatigue, headaches, joint pain, ulcers, weight gain, high blood pressure, and kidney and skin issues. Whether you work out in the sun or a cool gym, dehydration follows you where ever you go or don’t go.
With Cryotherapy, you get a deeper cold that flushes out and hydrates your cells and sends nutrients you need right away. That means 100% cellular absorption of nutrients via the blood and immediate benefit of all the bodies primary functions via microcirculation.
Cryotherapy takes between 3-10 minutes. You feel rejuvenated and are energized. This is because immediately following a Cold Play Cryo session nutrients are transported all over your body. You will feel energized instead of fatigued. Cryotherapy is a non-invasive and safe approach to restoring your mind and body after a fun night out.
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