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7 Benefits of Starting your Day with Lemon Water

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has been a popular trend for years. It’s been publicized as rejuvenating your skin, boosting metabolism, fighting off viruses and more but is it really so absolutely, incredibly, fantastically beneficial and life changing? Read on!

What to Do?
When you first wake up, pour a glass of room temperature water. Water that is too hot or ice cold requires more energy for your body to process, so it’s best to slowly wake up your body with warm water. Squeeze juice from a lemon into your water (if you are under 150 pounds use half a lemon, if you are over 150 pounds use a whole lemon). Drink it fairly quickly, and wait at least a half hour before eating to reap the most benefits.

What are the benefits?

1. Rejuvenates your Skin
Lemons have loads of vitamin C, which assists in decreasing the production of wrinkles, and defends your skin against free-radical damage. Water also helps carry nutrients to your cells, so staying properly hydrates is important!
2. Boosts Energy and Alertness
The potassium in lemons helps with brain and nerve function, which can increase your alertness. Plus, according to Natural Health Magazine, scientist found that just a whiff of lemon can boost your feel-good hormones and reduce stress levels. Drinking water also helps in this area, as dehydration can drain your body’s energy and make you feel sluggish.
3. Hydrates your Body
When your body is dehydrated, it holds on to fat cells, and dehydration can also make you feel hungry. Staying hydrated is crucial for your overall body health, so starting your day with a glass of water is a no-brainer. Plus, the lemon gives it a flavor boost.
4. Helps your Immune System
The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons is necessary for healing wounds. Lemon water is also touted as helping break up phlegm during a cold and soothing sore throats. Drinking water during illness is crucial, as your body’s defenses are working overtime to fight off sickness. Consuming lemon in order to tackle and prevent illnesses like the common cold hasn’t been proven, however, unless you live in severe climates. 5 through 7;

Valentine’s Day Lunch a big success!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Valentine’s Day LunchI wanted to share a photo of the meal that James and his staff put together for our residents on Saturday. The residents are still commenting on it today and they really made Lifequest proud.

The Dining Staff are constantly looking for ways to do things better, improve quality and provide a different type of dining experience for our residents.

Sam Smith, NHA


Seasons and Wildlife at LifeQuest

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

By Kathy Barker, Facilities Director

There are many good things about LifeQuest besides being a great place to live.  Season’s with beautiful landscapes is one of them.  From any area in the facility, nature can be observed at its best.  There is a variety of different wildlife that is seen on any given day.  Wild turkeys, deer, fawns as well as adult deer, butterflies, and a great variety of birds, can all be seen.

Residents and short-term rehabilitative services have access to a deck and patio that allow comfortable seating outside or in winter, observation areas are located within the facility.  Life at LifeQuest offers many opportunities to experience nature.

Enjoy the view!

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