It does not seem to matter whom you talk to at the moment, there are common themes of so much to do, busy-ness and challenge. We are taking the time in this newsletter to give some understanding about athletes and the benefits that they get from drinking ionised alkaline water. To me I think we are all the champions in our own lives, and equally need the support of the best body and mind to meet the demands. Ionised water is great support enabling the body the opportunity to de-stress. Stress creates the worst conditions in our body and encourages the right conditions for a plethora of illnesses to establish. In the longterm relieving acidity out of the body, caused by stress, means more even emotions and greater capability to maintain balance so helpful in these times.
Starting cycling and jogging again: "Recently I have been pushing myself to get out there and do some sporty stuff. I realised being around 52, that I have become a bit lazy in the last few years, and need to do more for my body again. Soooo ...... to action: I bought myself a second hand road bike, a Peugeot classic similar to one I used to have 30 years ago. It was about 6 months ago, a few days into it, I was going hard out, pushing up long hills, quite a challenge for the untrained ...... I was so sure that I would be so sore. But no, I was hugely surprised that I wasnt. That made me thoughtful already then, remembering from years back that I always had issues with sore muscles, and at times cramps.
More recently I also started jogging again. Going for 40minutes within a week of starting, again pushing hard, and the same experience, not sore! How is that possible....?"
" I used to suffer from muscle cramps..."
Greg Ueckert, Cyclist and dentist, about his work out and ionised water:
Greg has been drinking ionised water for 2 years: “I do cycling as a hobby but I like to compete, I do races, and commute on my bike. I live in a really hot part of my country. So it is important to hydrate and be hydrated. So I did not know anything about what good water was, up until I met a mate. And he explained to me that there was the issue of acidity and cluster formation of the water. I got a machine, and I could immediately tell the difference when drinking the water because you can feel in the throat, due to the way the water clusters. I suffered from muscle cramps my entire life, and I really noticed in the last 2 years from using the water, that my cramping is much much less. I still when I have really hard efforts, I can cramp, but it is nothing as it used to be. It used to be debilitating, now if I have it, I can still ride through it. It is much less frequently as it used to be. And hydration wise, I get massage regularly, and my masseuse tells me that my skin looks well hydrated.
I also enjoy drinking it,... I became a bit of a water snob, because I can taste the difference. I can tell whether I want to swallow it, I know what that is like it is like little finger nails hanging onto my throat when I don't like water.
My performance is better, I am using iW when I make my cycling drinks instead of buying Gaterade, in particular also with the hydration tabs, that have the electrolytes in there that you need when you are performing like that. But I always have one bottle because there is just nothing like water. The nice thing also was, my wife never was a big water drinker, and normally it was due to flavour and the acidity in the water and the whole thing, when swallowing it was not comfortable, and the minute she tasted this water, it was like a light that went on for her. Now we use it for the whole house, kids and supplements. ……"
Source: Youtube:Greg Ueckert – Athletic performance and Kangen Water (ionised water) and ionza editing
What to Drink for Proper Hydration During Exercise
How much water is needed.....?
Staying hydrated is essential for everyone, but athletes have an even greater need to maintain proper hydration. Working out, we require several liters of water a day. Even without workout we ought to drink between 2-4 liters depending on the size of the body.
Water is the most important nutrient for life and for our body. It has many important functions including regulating temperature, lubricating joints, and transporting nutrients and waste throughout the body.
Hydration During Exercise
Ray Giles –World Champion, Professional Trainer
Adequate fluid intake is essential to performance, and safety. The longer and more intensely you exercise, the more important it is to drink enough water, and the right kind of fluid. With heavy work outs, it pays to take supplemental electrolytes.That in combination with ionised water would be ideal.
, Coach & Conditioner has had outstanding results for Athletes with ionized alkaline water.
"Personally I have never felt better since I started drinking ionised water. I feel so much more alert and sharper. It’s like a fog has lifted. As for the athletes I train, I would never have believed it unless I had seen it. That ionized water could make such a remarkable difference to ones performance. They have more energy, don’t fatigue as quickly under stress and stay hydrated for longer. As their bodies are not as stressed they are more settled and relaxed in themselves. This allows them to make and execute great decisions under extreme pressure...." Malcolm Howard – Olympic Gold Medalist – Rowing
” As an elite athlete, I have to do everything I can to be in the best possible health so I can do the training necessary to be a champion. What I put in my body is just as important as how hard I train. Alkaline water is an important part of my hydration in training. My body is a high performance machine and water is its fuel. To be at my best and strongest , I drink the highest quality water."
Source:: sportsmedicine.about.com, waterfyi.com, ionza editing Jenny Abbott, Motueka/Nelson Specialist in Nutritional Balancing, Chemical and Heavy metal detoxification and Sports Performance Nutrition:
"Water is our body’s most essential macronutrient, it’s a universal solvent and is the medium for transporting food materials to be used in the body. Whether you are an elite athlete or an enthusiastic participant, it is vital to not only have optimal free radical scavengers but also to be able to deliver necessary fuel source directly to the cells as required. Alkaline ionised water serves both of these requirements therefore, significantly improving recovery time and endurance. My findings in the practice and my own cycling and gym training have shown noticeable benefit when incorporating alkaline water."
What do professional atheletes say?
6 Time Olympic Medalist Cycling & Skating
“While preparing for a World Cup event I was introduced to the benefits of ionized water by a therapist. I discovered that many other elite athletes have been drinking ionized water, and I learned from first hand experience the benefits it provided in recovery and lactic acid tolerance..."
"Drinking alkaline water has greatly increased my hydration at the cellular level." Pan American Gold Medalist, 5 time National Champion & Former World Record Holder
"Drinking alkaline water over the past month has greatly increased my hydration at the cellular level. I had a hydration saturation test done pre and post alkaline water consumption and the numbers don’t lie. I love my Life Ionizer and alkaline water! Thanks so much!"
Robb Nunn PGA Pro
"Drinking Alkaline water has dramatically increased not only my own personal health, but that of family members and friends as well."
Joe "HYBRID" Duarte
World Class MMA Fighter
"As an athlete, I find no supplement better than alkaline water."
I was introduced to Alkaline water by my teammate Diego Sanchez(UFC Fighter) a couple years back. Since then I have always made a conscious effort to only use water with a PH level of 9.5.
I notice many things including weight loss, greater endurance, and less lactic acid burn during my workouts. As an athlete, I find no supplement better than alkaline water. After all, our bodies are made up of an average 60-70% water.
With that being said, it is extremely important to keep yourself hydrated. Alkaline water promotes longevity and over all well being.
Professional Basketball Player
"The Ionizer water filtration/alkalizing system has been great. I feel so much better after using it and my family loves it as well."
"The life Ionizer water filtration/alkalizing system has been great. I feel so much better after using it and my family loves it as well. I would recommend Life Ionizer to anyone"
Two-time National Sambo Champ and four-time Machado National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champ
"Alkaline Water from my Ionizer helps me perform in the gym and in every fight at the highest level possible."
"Alkaline Water from my Life Ionizer helps me perform in the gym and in every fight at the highest level possible."
Professional Soccer Player
"As a high performance soccer athlete, Gordy was looking for that extra edge! While in Europe, Gordy became familiar with the tremendous health benefits of drinking alkaline water. "
"As a high performance soccer athlete, Gordy was looking for that extra edge! While in Europe, Gordy became familiar with the tremendous health benefits of drinking alkaline water. Upon his return to South Africa to take up his position with MP Black Aces (on loan from Kaizer Chiefs) he immediately got in touch with us to ensure he could get Alkaline Ionized Mineral Water all day long every day! "
Alun-Wyn Jones Rugby Union Ospreys
"Since using ionized alkaline water, I have felt an increased speed in recovery and definite improvement in on-field performance."
"Since using my Life Ionizer 9000 I have felt an increased speed in recovery and definite improvement in on-field performance. It has become a part of my daily routine, I fill up two of the large 2.2L Life Ioniser water bottles and Im set for the day, before during and after training."
Personal trainer for the women’s gymnastics, women’s soccer and men’s football teams at the University of AlabamaTravis Illian Personal trainer for the women’s gymnastics, women’s soccer and men’s football teams at the University of Alabama
M.A. Human Performance
Owner, Illian Fitness
"After drinking alkaline water for 3 months, I no longer experience joint stiffness. My joints truly feel better. I have more energy and I feel so much more hydrated and healthy."
I am a personal trainer for the women’s gymnastics team, women’s soccer team, and men’s football team at the University of Alabama. I have trained thousands of athletes in my career, so it goes without saying that fitness and health are a way of life for me. I know that especially for collegiate and professional athletes, hydration is key, which is why I initially came to Life Ionizers®.
Because of the nature of my job, I’m always on the move, on my feet the whole day, working with athletes to keep them in top physical condition. Before I tried alkaline water, I had always made it a point to stay hydrated during the day with regular water, but even so, I’d begun to live with what I had experienced as a constant bit of joint stiffness. What I found in LIFE Ionizer alkaline water changed the whole game plan.
About three months ago, I had heard about alkaline lifestyle through conducting research for my doctoral dissertation. I researched alkaline water and the ionizers that produce them, and then I decided to try alkaline water out for myself before making the investment in a machine.
Like a lot of things in my life, I spend a lot of time in the research phases to determine the efficacy of a fitness strategy. Even with something as fundamental as water, my attention to research was no different.
I called around to different ionizer companies to learn more from them about what made their ionizer the best. That’s really where LIFE Ionizer® stepped up and said “Hey you know what, we believe in our product so much, you can try it—and if you don’t like it, you can send it back to us, no questions asked.”
After drinking alkaline water for 3 months, I no longer experience joint stiffness. My joints truly feel better. I have more energy and I feel so much more hydrated and healthy.
It’s not just a feeling—I can taste the difference. The water really is better than anything out there: sports drinks, energy drinks, and all the other so-called “healthy” energy junk that people put in their body. You don’t get more natural than this.
The taste is amazing. Alkaline water tastes so smooth when compared to anything else. It’s so refreshing when I compare it to tap water. I used to drink and drink that stuff, but never really feel that my thirst was quenched. With alkaline water, I can feel my cells hydrating.
Not only am I now hooked on the Life Ionizer® alkaline water—my athletes are too.
Thanks, Life Ionizer!
Mixed Martial Arts Champion
"As a top competitor in the physical sport of Mixed Martial Arts, my overall fitness is key to my success. Competing in the UFC requires that I am in peak physical shape every time I take to the ring for a match and the alkaline ionized water from my Ionizer has helped me achieve this."
"As a top competitor in the physical sport of Mixed Martial Arts, my overall fitness is key to my success. Competing in the UFC requires that I am in peak physical shape every time I take to the ring for a match and the alkaline ionized water from my LIFE Ionizer has helped me achieve this.
I have had my LIFE Ionizer for only about 3 months and immediately I noticed the benefits such as superior hydration. Through better hydration I now have more energy to train more efficiently.
My recovery time from intense training has drastically reduced also helping me train at a higher level. My LIFE Ionizer has helped me to physically and mentally better myself as a professional athlete which will help me compete for years to come."
Source: Internet sources, Waterfyi.com, You tube, Life ionizers, and Ionza editing