Words to Inspire

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."
- Voltaire

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Hydration - that's my mantra. 
I can't tell you how vital it is to keep your body hydrated throughout the day. 

Every single cell in your body needs water. 
Water is required to dissolve nutrients so they can be absorbed in your bloodstream.  
Water serves as a lubricant to your joints and keeps muscles working properly.
Water helps the body transport carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and other key nutrients to the cells which in turn produce energy so the body can function properly.

Dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish, tired, and drained.
Thirst is also commonly confused with hunger so next time you think you're hungry try drinking a glass of water and wait at least 10 minutes to see how you feel. 

If you're wondering how much water your body requires take your body weight and half it. So, for example, a 140 pound woman should drink AT LEAST 70 ounces of water daily. That's just around the minimal amount.

Be that person who never leaves the house with out a bottle of water in hand. I am always carrying my camelbak or nalgene - they're literally attached to me. Try drinking a bottle of water before every meal and as soon as you wake up in the morning and see if you don't feel a difference. Better yet go grab a bottle and start chugging now.

Go on, hydrate.

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