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64 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k j u l y / a u g u s t 2 0 1 8 Water Wisdom Water Wise According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water helps your body: • Keep its temperature normal • Lubricate and cushion joints • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues • Get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements Ancient Phrase "Taking the Waters" is used to describe the medicinal philosophy of spa and curative waters, which are meant to cleanse the body, relax the heart, refresh the mind, and purify the soul. Did You Know? Even mild dehydration, as little as 1 percent, can affect mood, concentration, and headache frequency. Consider this: an athlete can lose up to 10 percent of their body's water content through sweat. Water is the only substance to be found naturally on Earth in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas. Transparent, tasteless, and odorless, yet integral to all life, water is at once unremarkable and truly fascinating. We've all heard that water makes up 70 percent of the human body and covers 75 percent of the Earth. But did you know that less than 1 percent of the water on Earth can be used as drinking water? Or that there is more water in the atmosphere than in all rivers combined? Here are some more interesting facts about water and the therapies that utilize its healing potential. compiled by Brandon Twyford and Karrie Osborn

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