Sharon Kleyne’s Advice For Living Longer

Longevity & Water Go Hand in Hand Says Sharon Kleyne. Water Is the Key to Longer Healthier Living.

Who wants to live longer? OK, don’t everybody raise your hands at once! At a time in our history when it’s hard to agree on anything, one thing we can all get together on is the desire to live a longer life. Of course, let’s qualify that by saying we mean a longer, healthy life.

Sharon Kleyne, Water Life Science® advocate and host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Warming and Your Health radio show on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, couldn’t agree more. Yet, Kleyne also cautions that unless people get a lot smarter about their health, it’s unlikely to happen.

Kleyne wants people to tune in to the simple truth that the older you get, the more water you need to stay healthy and alive. “In our fast-paced lives, people easily forget many important things,” says Kleyne, “but this oversight can kill you.” Kleyne says that everyone needs to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. “Don’t just sip them,” Kleyne urges. “Drink them down completely to get the full benefit.”

Kleyne also wants people young and old, in shape or out of shape, to understand that optimum health can only be achieved if they take personal responsibility for replenishing the body’s water vapor, which is essential to all life. It’s literally in the air we breathe, and it is in the body, too. “The lenses of our eyes are 99% water,” says Kleyne; “your brain is 80% to 85 % water; your lungs are 75% to 80% water; your heart, liver, kidneys, skin and muscles are 70% to 75% water; your blood is 50% water. Even your bones are 25% water. What does that make you? It makes you a walking sponge! And what happens to a sponge when it’s set aside without water for too long? It dries out; it gets rigid and useless.”

Kleyne explains that the moment a baby leaves its mother’s watery womb, a process of evaporation begins that continues until death. To stay alive and thrive, a human must supplement diminishing body water vapor by drinking water and by misting skin and eyes with pure water. This is the only sustainable way to balance out the natural evaporation process and maintain good health.

Of course, other activities assist health, too. “Everyone needs to manage stress better,” Kleyne points out. “People need to learn how to relax while drinking lots of water, eating and sleeping properly, and breathing. Don’t forget to breathe!” “There is no longevity without hydration,” says Kleyne, “and that means water, water, water.” Kleyne is a fan of moderate exercise including Qi Gong, Tai Chi and yoga. She also suggests eating lots of leafy green vegetables and staying away from sugar and processed foods. “Sugar is your enemy,” says Kleyne.

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We want to invite you to share your stories with us and other readers. Do you have a longevity story that would benefit others? How about your own longevity tips? Let us know! Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com

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Sun Protective Clothing

UV Sun Protective Clothing Can Save Your Life

Sharon Kleyne interview with Adam Perl (Higganum, CT), President of “Alex and Me,” UV sun protective clothing company. Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water*, June 23, 2008.

Summer has arrived, and with it an increased emphasis on sun and sunburn protection. The first line of defense against the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from summer sun is the clothing you wear. Education, and intelligent choices about sun protective clothing, no matter what the season, could save your life.

In an age of global climate change and increasingly dry air, the dangers of skin and eye exposure to solar radiation (sunshine) are increasing and the need to protect yourself – every time you go in the sun – is also increasing. Solar radiation, especially Ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation, can cause dry skin and dry eyes, damage the skin’s collagen to cause premature skin aging, and damage skin DNA to cause skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma.

Sharon Kleyne, Host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, urges everyone to apply sunscreen every time you go in the sun, summer or winter (the lotion in sunscreen also helps skin retain water, further increasing resistance to UV radiation), and to purchase and wear sun protective clothing.

Sharon’s interview (paraphrased and abbreviated):

Sharon Kleyne: Today’s guest is Adam Perl, President of “Alex and Me,” a company specializing in the sale of sun protective clothing brands designed to protect skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Good morning, Adam. Tell us about “Alex and Me.”

Adam Perl: “Alex and Me” has been in business for eleven years. Alex is the child of the original owner and the original product line was for children.

S: How did you become interested in sun protective clothing?

A: We market clothing in Australia, where UV protection is critical because of ozone layer thinning. Children there are not allowed outdoors at recess without at least wearing a hat made of Ultraviolet Protective Fabric (UPF). Our first UPF product was a brand of children’s clothing for Australia. We now carry three dozen UPF brands, for adults and children. We sell a lot of outdoor recreation clothing, especially for the beach.

S: Teach us about UPF ratings for fabric.

A: There are two approaches to UV protection. Fabric can be chemically treated or the manufacturer can tighten the weave (thread count) and increase the thickness and density so less sunlight penetrates. With treated cotton, the embedded chemical lasts 20 to 30 washings. Synthetic fabrics are not usually treated.

S: Treated with what? Are the chemicals allergenic or dehydrating?

A: That’s a good question. As it happens, the protection in 90% of our products is based on weave. Originally, UPF clothing was very heavy and dark. Now it’s much lighter and brighter. Dark colors absorb more light and can get hot. Lighter colors reflect light and are cooler.

S: How do UPF fabrics differ from normal fabrics?

A: They aren’t noticeably different. And a tighter weave does not add value to the product. What does add value is the UPF label. Companies such as Columbia Outfitters and Patagonia are now starting to make UPF sportswear.

S: How much sun protection can fabrics offer?

A: A dry white t-shirt offers the same protection as sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 10, which is moderate. A pair of blue denim jeans has an SPF of 1,700. Obviously, though, the jeans are hotter.

S: What is your most commonly purchased item?

A: Swim shirts, also called “rash guards.” They’re very light and look like surfer shirts. We also sell an enormous number of beach hats, with loose flaps over the neck and ears. We also have clothing for traveling, fishing, hiking, biking, gardening and other outdoor sports.

S: And your website?

A: http://www.alexandme.com.

S: Any final words?

A: Be proactive in the sun. Skin cancer from sun exposure may not show up for decades.

S: Thank you, Adam.

*Don’t miss the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water Mondays at 10 a.m. PST/PDT. The syndicated show may be heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Radio and Apple iTunes. Go to www.SharonKleyneHour.com for summaries and replays of past shows.

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