We've all heard it before—one of the cornerstones of keeping a healthy body is keeping that body well-hydrated. Drinking water helps regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients and oxygen to the necessary parts of your body, lubricate joints, and flush out toxins and waste. But sometimes, even when we know what's best for us, it can be difficult to follow through. If you're battling with hydration, try some of these easy tricks to up your H20 intake.
A mud run obstacle race like the Warrior Dash is decidedly different from your standard road race. It requires special preparation, gear, and attitude to make it a fun and comfortable experience. Beyond race day standards like water and snacks, make sure the following items are in your pack.
Let's face it, today we live in a world where every second counts and efficiency is king. "That's good, but how can I do that FASTER?" is often times the mindset we have with our busy lives. Rather than unlocking the secret of the right combo of moves, I decided I’d give you my “rules of thumb” in regards to burning the most calories while getting the best workout. Are you ready?
Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope you were able to spend it with your loved ones. I also hope you stayed strong and made healthy choices, even in the face of temptation. But my guess is that some of you may be finding yourself with a Thanksgiving hangover of sorts. I've been there. We've all been there. What we need is a Thanksgiving Detox!
Lucky for you, I have a few tips that may help you out:
Who out there has heard that you are supposed to drink eight–eight ounce glasses of water a day? What about the one where you take your weight, divide it in half, and that’s how many ounces of H2O you’re supposed to get? Or what about the thought that you don’t even need to drink water because you can get it all from your food?
The truth is: none of these are right. Or at the very least, none of these are right for everyone.
I probably don’t have to tell you this, but, uh, it’s hot outside. Like, really, really hot. In the heat of summer, more than any other time of the year, it is absolutely vital to stay hydrated. And staying hydrated is a lot easier when you have a water bottle you want to keep around. So toss that old hand-me-down bottle in the recycling bin and splurge on a new, beautiful, fun-to-drink-from bottle to help keep you hydrated all-year-long. Water bottles have come a long way!
Who doesn’t day dream while at work about getting to the river, lake or ocean so they can enjoy the fun and relaxing water activities? I know I do. What’s better? Swimmers—like most other exercisers—cut their risk of premature death in half compared to inactive people, and the one big plus swimming has on its side: it’s low-impact so it’s easier on the muscles and joints.
About a month ago, I started tracking my nutrition again. I lost 50 pounds two years ago by diligently keeping a diary of my food intake, and when I decided I was ready to lose another 30 pounds, I jumped back into what worked for me before. And these are my favorite low-calorie yet tasty foods.
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