The Wellness Almanac

Everyone you love is 72.8% water.

And you are, too.

It’s kind of a cool nerdy scientific fact. (Thanks Karen Tomlinson and “I freakin’ love science.”)

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I’ve been trying to hydrate of late.

It perplexes me that it’s difficult. That I have so much resistance towards drinking 6-8 cups of water a day. I want tea, coffee, juice, wine. I push the water away.

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But I recently interviewed a physiotherapist and Rolfer from Squamish, Paul Sherman. And he told me about fascia.

Until recently, fascia was covered in a cursory, half-page entry in door-stop sized anatomy textbooks. The gel-like goop, or connective tissue, was traditionally peeled away a like plastic wrap by dissectionists trying to get to the good stuff, and pretty much ignored.

But really, the fascia is what hangs everything together. It’s a densely packed connective tissue that allows muscles to slide and glide, hangs organs in…

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