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Hydrate yourself Healthy

An essential tool of the human body is water, but most people do not understand the importance of a hydrated body.  Water aids the digestive system, regulates the body's temperature, and cushions and protects vital organs.  There are some beneficial facts to learn about keeping hydrated:    1) Caffeine and alcohol has a diurectic effect, be sure to drink additional water for water loss.  2) Alternative water sources includes vegetable, fruits, soups, and juices.  3) In about one hour of exercising, a person's body can lose more than a quart of water.  4) Twenty-five percent of fatty tissue and seventy-five percent of all muscle tissue is composed of water.  5) Try drinking water throughout the day and drink more than your thirst demands.  6) Muscle fatigue, loss of coordination, and cramping can be brought on by dehydration.  7) A person who is dehydrated is unable to cool themselves, leading them to heat exhaustion and maybe a heat stroke.  8) Dehydration Prevention; people who exercise should drink before, during, and after a workout.  *Drink one to two cups of fluid at least on hour before the start of exercise.  *Drink eight ounces of fluid 20 to 30 minutes prior to exercising.  *Drink four to eight ounces of fluid every 10 to 15 minutes or so during exercise.  *Drink an additional eight ounces of fluid within 30 minutes after exercising.  *Drink two cups of fluid for every pound of body weight lost after exercise.  9) You can check the color of urine for hydration level.  10) When you are thirsty your body is signaling it's already on the way to dehydration.  Always remember to drink before any signs of thirst appear.

Update:  Stephanie L. is now 141 pounds and has a total of 15.5 inches in four weeks.  She is taking a Zumba class once a week, continues daily 15 - 20 minutes of exercise routines, and also taking a supplement called Chromium Picolinate (goes straight to muscle and helps keep fat off) after eating a meal high in carbohydrates.  Keep up the work, Stephanie!

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Comments

  • Natasha G. 4 years ago

    I find your article on water to be helpful. I did not know how important water is for us.

  • Amy 4 years ago

    Drives home the point of how important water is to being healthy, good article! I read somewhere that you even lose water while you sleep so that's why people wake up thirsty.

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