Water's "stickiness" (from surface tension) plays a part in our body's ability to transport these materials all through ourselves. The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream. No less important is the ability of water to transport waste material out of our bodies.
5. Do Yoga. There are a number of types of Yoga being taught. I started doing stretch yoga about 25 years ago. Amazingly enough, the instructor I learned it from was in her 70’s at the time. Stretch yoga allows you to work muscle groups, relaxing, while strengthening and toning at the same time. The physical aspects will help you achieve greater flexibility and strength. It took my focus away from my thoughts and brought my attention to my breath. Proper breath is highly important. Breathing deeply and slowly through your nose and exhaling slowly and fully will increase the oxygen in your body and increase blood flow. This aids in relaxing the muscles and eliminates lactic acid build up which is what causes soreness when you exercise. Yoga helps me to stay present to my experience so instead of my thoughts jumping to what could happen, it brought me back to the now—the only moment, the most important moment and what I want to have happen.
7. Smile. Since I work from my home and am here daily by myself, I don’t do much of this unless I am reading or watching something funny, so I literally have to bring myself in front of a mirror and force myself to smile. It really does help change your mood and relieve stress. I also feel lighter because it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown. Besides, frowning ages the heck out of your face!