Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Organ Talk: The Kidneys
-Regular Exercise and Activity. This controls body weight, helps with blood sugar regulation and reduces stress. By doing so, you are dramatically reduces chances of diabetes and keeping blood pressure stable. AND you get the added benefit of looking and feeling better.
-Drink that water. Read my post from yesterday on the importance of drinking water. Your kidneys need it to do their job.
-Cut down on the boozin. Most people think heavy alcohol use mainly affects the liver but too much of Grandpa's cough medicine causes an increase in urinary output, throws off your electrolytes and increases blood pressure, all things that cause the kidneys to go into overtime. Take it easy on the amount and frequency and there is little affect to the kidneys as long as you are hydrating properly.