Thursday, March 22, 2012

National Water Day!

I arrived to find a water bottle on my desk with a note about forming "the water habit" and the benefits of water. Thought I might pass those on....

Forming a Water Habit
How much water? Best is to form a routine: drink a glass when you wake up, one with a meal, one between meals, and be sure to drink before, during and after exercise. Try to keep from getting thristy.
Carry a bottle with you where ever you go!
Set a reminder every hour to not forget to drink.
Substitude for another beverage when out.
Filter your tap water for the bottled water taste.
Drink before, during and after a workout.
Track it! Keep a log of how often you drink.

9 Powerful Reasons To Drink Water
1. Weight Loss: Great appetite suppressant;water has no fats, calories, carbs or sugar
2. Heart Healthy: Those that drink more then 5 glasses of water a day are 41% less likely to dire from a heart attack.
3. Energy: Being dehydrated can zap your energy;if you are thristy, you're already dehydrated
4. Headache Cure: A symptom of dehydration is a headache.
5. Healthy Skin: Drinking water can clear up your skin and gives it a healthy glow.
6. Digestive Problems: Our digestive system needs a good amount of water to digest food properly.
7. Cleansing: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from our bodies.
8. Cancer Risks: Drinking a healthy amount of water has been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%;Drinking lots of water can reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 50% and potentially reduce the risk of breast cancer.
9. Better Exercise: Being dehydrated can severely hamper your athletic activities;Exercise requires additional water, so be sure to hydrate before, during and after exercise!

So I raise a glass of crystal clear water to your health today! Drink a glass, it's good for ya!

Later gators...

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