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.
Cryotherapy exposes your body to a deeper cold that flushes cellular toxins and sends oxygen and other beneficial nutrients to your cells.
In less than 10 minutes, you feel rejuvenated and freshly energized. This is because immediately following a Cold Play Cryo session nutrients are transported all over your body.
This process makes cryotherapy is a non-invasive and safe approach to restoring your mind and body after a fun night out.
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 affects 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.
(See What Kind of Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated? for details.)
Consuming beer, wine, mixed drinks or other alcohol-containing beverages can double or even triple dehydration.
How does alcohol affect the brain and the rest of the body?
Alcohol-induced headaches are extremely common. But you may not have known that alcohol actually affects the entire body: your 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