Balance as defined by a quick Google search: a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions
I like this definition because it works for intangible and hard to measure items like work, life, family, etc. But I think Ellen DeGeneres defines it best: “My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”
Balance is something that I think everyone strives for. Whether it be work-life balance, a balanced diet, or a balanced budget, we all want it! I’ve been told that there is no such thing as a balanced life, but I’m not sure I buy that philosophy. If you’re happy, if your family is happy, and your boss is happy — I’d say you’re onto something!
However, rather than draft a blog post to help you master the balanced life,I’m instead going to introduce you to a balanced pH — how you get it and why you would want it.
The balance of acidity to alkalinity in our bodies is called pH which stands for potential of hydrogen. Now, I’m not sure you recall from your junior high school science class, but neutral pH is 7.0 (on a scale of 0-14, where the lower the number, the higher the acidic levels and the higher the number indicates high alkalinity). Our bodies are acidic, no doubt about it. To further compound the problem, many foods in today’s diets add more acid to the body. Even exercise adds acid to the body. High acidity can cause multiple health issues, including major diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease! There are many natural things you can do to maintain a balanced pH. One is drinking plenty of water (water has a pH of 7 – completely neutral). Another is to limit processed foods. Depending on whether your body is too acidic or too high in alkaline, there are foods you can eat to help add balance. There is also Alkaline Water and now, the first all natural, healthy Alkaline Sports Drink, pHenOH 7.4.
pHenOH 7.4 is the first sports drink that is targeted at balancing your body’s pH levels. With only 7 natural ingredients, it is not full of sugars, corn syrups, or other hard to pronounce ingredients. It only has 30 calories per 8 oz. serving. It’s refreshing and goes well, not only after an intense workout, but also as a go-to beverage during the day. My husband has been drinking it after his interval days and I drink it after my daily runs whether or not they are super hard and intense. Then I take the remainder of my bottle to work with me to finish later in the day.
It’s not overly sweet, as it is sweetened with natural agave, but it does have a smooth taste to it. Plus, their promotional brochure is super cute!
What helps you find balance – in life, work, or body? Have you tried pHenOH 7.4 or any of the alkaline waters on the market?