Water is absolutely vital for our health, for our bodies to function and remain hydrated and is one of the easiest healthy habits we can create! I want to challenge you all to mindfully include enough water in your day.
Water increases your metabolism so much that if you are always dehydrated, it can mean up to an 8 pound weight gain (or more) per year. This can happen without you even realizing why. No wonder weight creeps on! Your challenge for today, Thursday, and for the next 8 weeks of the Fit in 50 Fall Session is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water PER DAY. Don’t poo, poo this either. You may not be up to doing 50 push-ups a day, but I KNOW you can drink some water! So, for example, a person weighting 150 lb would need to drink 75 oz of water throughout the day. No need to gulp it down all at once – space it out. Take your bottle in the car running errands, at your desk, in carpool line, to the gym or on your walk. Another thing that happens is that we can mistake thirst for hunger. This leads to eating when we really don’t need food. We are then consuming unnecessary calories and our body is still not getting what it really needs. If you are exercising, especially in this Atlanta heat, you need to hydrate before, during and after exercising. Remember, if you are thirst, you are already dehydrated. Therefore, it’s so important to always have water handy. If you really need a reminder, there is an APP that calculates your water and has a reminder to tell you to drink up – how easy is that? So, do the math, figure out how much water you need daily, and don’t get thirsty
HAVE A GREAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND!