EIGHT REASONS TO STAY HYDRATED

We all know it’s important to drink enough water during the day, but have you ever wondered why? Hydration is key to many of our bodily functions, and it’s important to consume enough water every day to help your body operate at its optimum level. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we’re dedicated to giving you ways to keep your body hydrated and experience the incredible benefits of hydration therapy! Make an appointment with us today!

MORE BRAIN POWER

If you find yourself struggling to keep up at work or stay interested in that new book you’ve been wanting to read, try sipping some water. Several studies have proven that people who drink enough water during the day are more present and can perform cognitive tasks faster and with more accuracy than those who were dehydrated. In day-to-day life, being able to respond quickly to coworkers or family members is vital, and if you’re dragging due to not consuming enough water, dehydration can make for a long day.

BETTER BODY BALANCE

Your body is made up of more than two-thirds water, so if you’re dehydrated, your body is definitely struggling. Water helps your body to regulate temperature, maintain blood volume, lubricate the linings of your internal organs, and balance your kidney function. Without it, your body will struggle to keep all of your functions operating correctly, and dehydration can even contribute to joint pain, muscle aches, stomach and digestion issues, and headaches.

BOOST YOUR MOOD

Feeling a little cranky or irritated? Can you remember the last time you drank a glass of water? If you’re struggling to recall your last H2O consumption and you don’t understand why you’re annoyed, then you’ve discovered the culprit. Studies have proven that individuals who consume enough water regularly experience less bewilderment, confusion, fatigue, and sleepiness. Those who reduced their daily intake found themselves to be less content, calm, and relaxed, and also that they were less positive throughout the day.

CONTROL APPETITE

Fighting the munchies? You might actually be thirsty! Our body’s mechanism for alerting your brain that you’re hungry or thirsty isn’t the most accurate, so sometimes you can think that you’re hungry when actually needing some H2O instead. Next time you find yourself reaching for a snack, try drinking a large glass of water first. This is also a great way to reduce the amount of calories you’re consuming during the day. Water is a great appetite suppressant, and you can drink as much as you like without having to count calories. To boost your metabolism, an adequate amount of water is needed to keep the bodily functions operating correctly.

LOWER THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND DISEASE

Unfortunately, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Plaque build up is usually what causes your heart to falter, and as the most important organ of the human body, taking good care of it is vital (literally!). Drinking enough water everyday will dramatically decrease the chances of heart disease, and will help your heart to stay healthy. Also, drinking your daily eight glasses of water will help to decrease your blood pressure, taking a lot of stress off of your heart. When you’re fully hydrated, your blood is about 92 percent water, which will help it to move more efficiently through your body and help your heart to beat effortlessly.

REDUCE CHOLESTEROL

Did you know that if you’re not drinking enough water, your body actually creates more cholesterol so that your cells are still functioning properly? If you already are struggling with high cholesterol, this can make it that much harder for your body to reduce your cholesterol levels. Make sure that you’re drinking enough H2O during the day so that you can help your body function correctly without raising your cholesterol.

STAY HEALTHY

When you’re consuming enough water throughout the day, then you’ll be able to fight off illnesses and viruses more easily. When your body is struggling to keep itself hydrated, then flushing out the toxins that make you sick can be harder and take more time, giving the bad bacteria a better opportunity to start its assault on your immune system. Stop that office virus or stomach bug in its tracks by drinking enough water every day, and even increasing your daily consumption during cold and flu season.

SLOW THE AGING PROCESS

Staying hydrated helps your body to work efficiently, instead of having to constantly play catch up because it’s dehydrated. If you stay dehydrated for extended periods, your organs have to work harder, which causes them to age faster. When you’re hydrated and giving your body the hydration that it needs, then your body can slow down and maintain its functions comfortably.

At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we understand that hydration is vital to your body. Our hydration treatments are designed to quickly rehydrate you in as little as 45 minutes, so you always leave feeling incredibly refreshed and revived. We’re proud to offer a clean and relaxing office with certified nurses and a helpful staff to serve you as best as we can. Make an appointment with us and experience the awesome benefits of hydration today!

EASY HYDRATION TIPS AFTER A WORKOUT

Is getting fit one of your 2017 resolutions? Did you ever consider how hydration is just as important as working on your squats and getting that heart rate up? Proper hydration can help your blood pressure to stabilize, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy levels. Vida-Flo Breckenridge is passionate about keeping your body in top shape with our IV hydration and vitamin therapies. If you’re feeling like you need to kickstart your hydration goals, make an appointment with us today! In the meantime, here are some great hydration tips to follow after a workout.

DRINK WATER!

Water is the ultimate hydrator and is the best for recovery after a hard workout. Try to drink about 24 ounces of water right after you leave the gym. To ensure that you won’t shock your body, try to drink cool or room-temperature water instead of water with ice in it. After you’ve consumed 24 ounces, continue to sip water throughout the day or evening to keep your hydration levels maintained. Sipping water is much better than chugging several ounces at a time. You’ll retain water and feel bloated if you try to consume a lot of H2O in those important few hours after your workout. If you’ve had a particularly strenuous gym session or gone for a run outside in hot temperatures, drinking plenty of water is imperative as it is quite easy to become dehydrated after intense sweat and electrolyte loss.

TRY COCONUT OR ELECTROLYTE WATER

If you’re concerned about the lost of sodium and electrolytes after an energetic workout class or a bootcamp session outside during the summer, you can supplement your water intake with coconut or water with added electrolytes. After you’ve been sweating for awhile, your body loses a lot of its nutrients and it can be hard to replace them. Acute dehydration can make you feel ill, contribute to muscle cramps, and raise your heart rate. Coconut water has naturally-occurring electrolytes and contains more potassium than a banana, making it an excellent choice for replacing those lost vitamins and minerals. Make sure that the coconut water that you choose doesn’t contain any added sugar or artificial flavors, as sugar can dehydrate you further. Water with added electrolytes is another great option if you don’t prefer coconut water or can’t find it in your city or town. While many people think that sports drinks are a good option for replacing the electrolytes lost while working out, often those beverages contain lots of sugar, artificial dyes, and artificial flavors.

EAT SOME FRUIT!

Ever considered fruit as a rehydration option? Fruit has lots of water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are a perfect choice after an intense workout. Try watermelon, apples, honeydew, cantaloupe, and grapes to help you rehydrate. If you want to add some protein or vegetables, blend your favorite combinations into a yummy post-gym smoothie. While fruit is a great recovery option, make sure to continue sipping water, coconut water, or electrolyte water along with consuming your favorite fruits. There is water in fruit, but not quite enough to replenish your body if an apple is your only hydration option.

CURB THE CAFFEINE

We get it: working on your fitness can make you tired. But stopping by a drive-thru to grab a cappuccino on the way home isn’t the best idea, especially after a workout. Caffeine is a diuretic, meaning that it causes your body to lose water. If you’re already dehydrated, drinking a cup of joe won’t exactly make you feel better after hitting the gym. Also, don’t get derailed by trying decaf coffee. Even though the caffeine is removed, the diuretic properties still remain. Coffee is delicious but not the best choice after a fitness class or gym session. Save that delicious iced latte for the next day after you’ve properly rehydrated.

DRINK SOME BROTH

A little tired of plain old H2O? Try sipping some warm chicken, vegetable, or beef broth. Bone and veggie broths are chock full of nutrients, vitamins, and protein, making broth a great choice for rehydrating after a sweat-filled gym session. On top of being a delicious and savory post-workout treat, broth contains collagen, minerals, and glucosamine, which are great for recovering after a long run. Bone and veggie broth also boosts your immune system and provides excellent protein. Try sipping a steaming cup instead of drinking eight ounces of H2O.

KNOW THE SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION

Understanding and diagnosing dehydration is extremely important to your overall fitness success so you don’t overexert your body. One of the first signs of dehydration is thirst. Easy to ignore, being thirsty while at the gym is your first sign of needing to drink some water. Other early indicators of dehydration is heightened blood pressure and heart rate, increased perspiration, and flushed skin. If you experience any of these symptoms, take a break and drink eight ounces of water. Stopping exertion before these symptoms intensify is imperative to ensuring that you won’t injure yourself or faint.

At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we’re passionate about providing quick and beneficial hydration therapies to help your get back to your life quickly. As a Top Rated National® Hydration Expert, Vida-Flo is an excellent choice if you’re feeling dehydrated, getting over an illness, or recovering from a workout. We have many different vitamin and medication options and can help you make the correct choice for your body. Make an appointment with us and you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Call us today!

FEEL REJUVENATED FOR THE NEW YEAR

After the holidays, you can be left feeling exhausted, overspent, and in need of refreshing. After a busy season of delicious but sometimes unhealthy foods, late nights spent with family, and holiday cocktails, your body is probably ready for a change of pace. As you’re setting your New Year’s resolutions, why not start them here at Vida-Flo Breckenridge? We offer a wide array of IV treatments with vitamins and medications to help you move into 2017 with a refreshed outlook and revived body. Book an IV treatment appointment today!

ENERGY

If you’re feeling tired from all of the holiday festivities and in need of a boost, try our Energy treatment. Packed with the most essential of B vitamins, vitamin B12, Energy is sure to help propel you forward into 2017 with vigor. Vitamin B12 can also help with depression, improve mood and concentration, deepen sleep, and boost your immune system. We understand that the holidays can be wonderfully exhausting, but Vida-Flo Breckenridge can revive and replenish you for the new year.

WELLNESS AND IMMUNITY

Cold and flu season taking a toll on your body? Vida-Flo Breckenridge offers two IV treatments that will give your body the vitamins it needs to fight off illnesses and strengthen the immune system. Wellness offers a vitamin B complex, which can enhance your immune and nervous system function, help to renew your skin, reduce anxiety and depression, and enhance your mood and memory. Immunity is full of vitamin C.The reason why getting IV treatments at Vida-Flo Breckenridge is so revitalizing is because along with the hydration therapy, the Immunity treatment is absorbed by your bloodstream so the effects will be almost immediate. You’ll leave Vida-Flo Breckenridge feeling much better and ready for 2017.

THE ANTIDOTE, CLEANSE, AND ALERT

Had a little too much fun at your holiday parties? Don’t start out 2017 with a hangover. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we offer three different treatments to help take away the effects of dehydration and a hangover:

  • The Antidote helps to energize you with vitamin B and glutathione, which is a liver detoxifier.
  • Alert is pure oxygen, promoting healing and calming of the nervous system.
  • Cleanse is a glutathione treatment, which will help your liver rid itself of free radicals.

The staff at Vida-Flo Breckenridge understands that a fun night sometimes makes you wake up feeling not so great, but we’ll send you on your way in as little as 45 minutes feeling awake and refreshed. We also offer complementary oxygen with all of our treatments, so you can also leave breathing easier.

The holidays are a fun time for family and memories. However, so many festivities and little sleep can make you feel a little under the weather. Leave your aches and pains in 2016 and emerge into 2017 reinvigorated and refreshed. We are proud to offer an excellent staff and board-certified nurses at Vida-Flo Breckenridge, dedicated to your health and well-being. Book an IV treatment appointment today and let us help you to take 2017 by the horns!

HOW TO TREAT DEHYDRATION

Dehydration occurs when the body isn’t receiving enough water to compensate for its daily output. Severe dehydration, while rare, can be life threatening, but even mild dehydration can have adverse effects on mood and energy levels. It’s important to notice and treat dehydration as early as possible. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, treating dehydration is our specialty and we’re passionate about taking care of your body from the inside out.

SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION

Dehydration symptoms usually include headache, lethargy, muscle cramps, dry mouth, weakness, dizziness, and heart palpitations (the feeling that your heart is jumping or pounding). You can also experience cravings for sweets, dry skin, fever and chills, and irritability and confusion. Since the body is made up of two-thirds water, dehydration should be treated with aggression and quick response. Stopping physical exertion is also extremely important because continuing to tax your body can continue the spiral towards further dehydration.

TREATMENT OF DEHYDRATION

The first action that you should take is to drink water. Sports drinks with added electrolytes, clear fruit juices, electrolyte drinks such as Pedialyte™, and coconut water are also great liquids to consume to help alleviate dehydration. You can also eat foods with high water content such as celery, apples, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and watermelon. Here at Vida-Flo, our IV treatments rehydrate the body rapidly with the equivalent of two and a half liters of water in a short amount of time. If you’re suffering from dehydration, you can be sure that you’ll leave Vida-Flo feeling better from the inside out.

PREVENTING DEHYDRATION

As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and this is definitely the case with dehydration. It’s imperative to drink one to three liters of water per day to ensure that your body is properly hydrated. Make sure to rehydrate before and after physical activity, and also monitor your water intake in hot and dry weather. If you’re still struggling to consume the adequate amount of water, come to Vida-Flo Breckenridge. We know you’re busy and sometimes need a quick solution to alleviate dehydration symptoms.

In as little as 45 minutes, Vida-Flo Breckenridge will refresh your body with a large amount of fluids, vitamins, and even medications to help you to get back to 100 percent in no time. We have a clean, calm, and relaxing facility and an excellent staff dedicated to you and your overall health. Come see us today!

HOW TO TREAT ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Altitude sickness can be overwhelming, especially when you’re on vacation and stuck inside because of the debilitating symptoms. Altitude sickness is also referred to as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and affects about 50 to 75 percent of people who ascend to 8,000 feet or 2,500 meters. This altitude is common for most ski resorts and symptoms of altitude sickness present seven to ten hours after ascension. There are some measures you can take before your arrival and while you’re at a higher altitude to make your vacation more enjoyable. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we’re in close proximity to a several ski resorts so if you need relief from your altitude sickness, stop in and we’ll be happy to help you feel better and more rejuvenated.

SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Symptoms of altitude sickness typically include nausea, loss of appetite, acute fatigue, headaches, swelling of hands and feet, dizziness, insomnia, dehydration, and shortness of breath. Because these symptoms are so similar to flu, altitude sickness often is mistaken for flu by sufferers who have never experienced altitude sickness before. While these symptoms usually fade in three to five days for most people, sometimes they can be exacerbated by preexisting conditions or illnesses. Sometimes life threatening conditions can occur, but these aren’t common.

HYDRATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

The absolute best remedy for high altitude sickness is hydration. Because the air is thinner at higher altitudes, your body produces more red blood cells to carry the oxygen needed for your body to continue working at its optimal level. Without proper hydration, these functions slow and create stress on your system, making you feel ill and exhausted. Water, sports drinks with electrolytes, and coconut water are all excellent choices to help rehydrate your body. You should make sure you’re consuming three to five liters of water per day to make sure you’re properly hydrated. Alcohol consumption should be especially avoided because it will halt your acclimatization and make you feel worse. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we have wonderful altitude sickness remedies to help you feel better and get back to your activities. Our IV treatments are specifically tailored for dehydration, and we can aid in helping you to recover quickly and effectively.

REMEDIES FOR ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Other than hydration, taking it easy is the second most important action you should take when acclimating to a higher altitude. Light activity is better than sleeping, but don’t do anything to exert yourself. Eating high calorie foods with carbs, such as pasta, pizza, or bagels, is also helpful. Taking ibuprofen every six hours or so is another a good way to manage pain, such as headache or joint pain. If you’re feeling short of breath, oxygen treatment is an alternate approach to alleviate symptoms. Luckily at Vida-Flo Breckenridge, every IV treatment comes with complementary oxygen, so you can leave breathing easier along with being rehydrated quickly.

PREVENTION OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Preventing altitude sickness is the best way to enjoy your vacation and avoid spending the first few days feeling miserable . If you’re able, try spending the night in a lower altitude before arriving at your final destination. This can lower your chances of developing altitude sickness by 30-40 percent. If this isn’t an option for you, plan calmer activities for the first 24-48 hours with adequate sleep after arrival. Avoiding major temperature fluctuations by wearing layers and proper cold protection is extremely vital as well. If you just aren’t able to find relief from your symptoms, descending for 24-48 hours can help your body to recover enough to be able to ascend safely again.

Altitude sickness can be a major bummer during your vacation, but at Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we can help you get back to your plans in no time. With a wide assortment of treatments to revitalize and refresh your system, you can be sure that you’ll leave our office feeling ready to take on the day. Altitude sickness doesn’t have to get you down. Come see us today!

FIVE REASONS IV HYDRATION THERAPY HELPS HANGOVERS

After a fun night out or a wild weekend, you may wake up on Monday feeling less than wonderful. A hangover can take a good day and turn it bad in just a few minutes, and after too many drinks and not enough food, you probably have a headache that has its own heartbeat. If you’re struggling to sip that sports drink or eat the first few bites of a cracker, you need to stop by Vida-Flo in Breckenridge. Our IV therapy system will have you feeling better and less exhausted in as little as 45 minutes. Our exceptional and helpful staff will help you as best as they can so you feel rejuvenated and refreshed and your hangover symptoms will be alleviated. If you’re feeling a little under the weather and are in need of hydration therapy, call Vida-Flo Breckenridge today! We’ll be happy to help you feel 100 percent after a crazy weekend so you can continue on with your life.

ALCOHOL DEHYDRATES YOU ON A HORMONAL LEVEL

Alcohol stops your body from producing anti-diuretic hormones, which allow you to absorb water from liquids you consume. Once your ADH levels drop after you’ve begun drinking, your body immediately begins trying to get rid of the extra liquid. This is why you dehydrate so quickly after a night of drinking and why you feel horrible upon waking. You need twice as much water to rehydrate after consuming alcohol, which is why IV hydration therapy helps you feel better almost instantly.

YOU CAN ADD VITAMINS AND MEDICINE TO YOUR THERAPY

Instead of trying to swallow multiple vitamins and headache medicine to help you feel better, you can add them to your IV hydration therapy. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we’re proud to offer multiple vitamin packs to treat a multitude of issues. If you need energy and a boost to wake you up, add some B vitamins to your IV bag. Vitamin C will help you beat an oncoming cold or illness, and we can even add popular anti-nausea or anti-heartburn medications as well. Call our helpful staff now to hear about all of the incredible add-ins we have to help you feel awesome.

IT’S WAY BETTER THAN DRINKING GALLONS OF WATER

The last thing many people want to do after they wake up is drink a gallon of water. Individuals still feel nauseated or sick and can’t stomach the idea of guzzling ounces of water at a time. While drinking water is important, it sometimes isn’t a viable option when you need relief fast. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we provide the equivalent of two and a half gallons of water in our IV treatment bags that can be absorbed by your body in as little as 45 minutes. Instead of trying to swallow gulps of water to bring relief to that pounding headache, relax in one of our comfy chairs and feel better with our FDA-approved IV treatment.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS WILL BE MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE

After a night of heavy drinking, the interior lining of your stomach and esophagus is damaged and healing, making it difficult to absorb any form of painkiller or anti-inflammatory drug. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we can put the exact same drugs that you would normally take orally into your IV therapy treatment and they’ll be absorbed into your bloodstream. Instead of less than 30 percent being absorbed by your GI tract, up to 100 percent of the painkiller or anti-inflammatory medicine will be absorbed by your body. You’ll feel relief from your symptoms faster without putting undue stress on your stomach and esophagus.

EVERYTHING IS LEGAL AND FDA APPROVED

You may find yourself nervous to receive this treatment if it’s not in a traditional hospital or medical setting, but you can rest assured that your health is of utmost importance to us. All of our treatments are safe and FDA approved so you can trust Vida-Flo Breckenridge. The hydration treatments are administered only by registered nurses, and we’re proud to have a clean and relaxed environment for our clients to enjoy during their treatment. Trust Vida-Flo Breckenridge to treat you with professionalism and excellent care.

If you find yourself waking up with a horrible headache after a weekend of partying with your friends, call Vida-Flo Breckenridge for a rejuvenating appointment. We’ll work with you to find the right hydration treatment for you and provide you wonderful customer service so your visit is pleasant and relaxing. Don’t waste your day feeling sick with a pounding headache. Call Vida-Flo Breckenridge now!