by Dana Angelo White in Uncategorized, July 18, 2016
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, May 15, 2016
Most people could do a better job of staying hydrated. Counting glasses of H2O is important, but so are the foods you eat. Here’s the lowdown on some in-season foods to perk up your hydration.
Assess Your Hydration
The best way to tell if you’re getting enough fluids is to pay attention to your body. Urination should be frequent and light yellow to clear in color. The more fluid you lose in sweat, the more you should replace. Aim to take in half your body weight in fluid ounces as a baseline – that’s 75 fluid ounces for a 150-pound person. If you exercise, drink more — especially when working out in the heat and humidity.
In addition to drinking plenty of water, reach for these seasonal foods to help stay hydrated this summer.
Iceberg is low in calories and has one of the highest water contents of any food. Other leafy varieties like romaine and green leaf are also good options.
Get more from: salads and lettuce cups
You can feel the hydration pouring from this melon; it also contains plenty of the antioxidant lycopene. Read more
by Sally Wadyka in Grocery Shopping, September 26, 2015
Everyone wants to get in beach body shape for summer, but how about making changes to get fit and stay fit throughout the year? These six tips will help set you up for long-term success.
Know your limits, and be practical about how much you can and should exercise. It’s better to start conservatively and progress to more strenuous workouts than to start by overdoing it and risk getting burnt out or injured. If you currently exercise one or two days a week, bump it up to three. Eventually work up to five or six, and always include a day to rest. Read more
by Amy Reiter in Food News, July 3, 2015
Whether you’re exercising or just working up a sweat on your commute to work, summer is prime time to focus on staying well-hydrated. You could just hit the sink to fill your water bottle, but considering all of the other options now available may leave you wondering if there isn’t something better to drink. Read more
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Healthy Tips, March 19, 2013
A Healthier Slice
Chalk another one up for natural ingredients. Papa John’s will eliminate artificial ingredients and other additives from its menu items, it has announced. The move will cost the company about $100 million per year, Bloomberg reports. Last year the pizza chain removed monosodium glutamate (MSG) from its ranch dressing and trans fats from its garlic sauce; now it aims to eliminate 14 other ingredients, including corn syrup, artificial colors and several preservatives, many in the restaurants’ dipping sauces, by the end of 2016. The changes may affect some flavors, the company acknowledges, but Papa John’s, the third-largest pizza chain, behind Pizza Hut and Domino’s, is clearly trying to make good on its “better ingredients, better pizza” messaging. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, July 19, 2012
When it’s cold outside, the last thing most of us are craving is an ice-cold glass of water. However, it’s just as important to stay hydrated in the winter as it is in the summer. Often, we don’t feel as thirsty in the winter because we don’t sweat we much. Therefore it is important to continuously hydrate throughout the day because by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated. While different people have different water needs based on height, weight and activity level, a good rule of thumb is to aim for eight to twelve glasses of water each day.
One way to meet your hydration goals is to get a reusable water bottle. These eco-friendly bottles can be found inexpensively almost anywhere. Check how many ounces of liquid your bottle holds. This information is usually available on the bottom of the bottle. Then challenge yourself to drink and refill your bottle a certain number of times. For example, the first week you may try to drink three bottles of water. The next week you may challenge yourself to four. Having a number of bottles to drink throughout the day is a more attainable goal when you turn it into a challenge. It’s also much easier when you always have your bottle with you. Did you know that people tend to drink more through a straw?
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Pregnancy, November 5, 2009
There’s more to beating the heat than just drinking water. Electrolytes are important nutrients that help maintain your body’s fluid balance.
Electrolytes are substances that conduct an electric current. In the body, they help to facilitate actions of the nervous system, maintain proper fluid and acid-base balance, and allow muscles to contract.
Many important minerals also act as electrolytes – some of the major players for healthy muscles are sodium, chloride, potassium and calcium.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, July 9, 2009
Eating healthy isn’t the only thing you have to do when you’re pregnant. Along with more calories, you need to get more fluids to keep everything running smoothly.
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You should be drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, right? Well, as it turns out, there’s no scientific research to back up this number. Learn how to figure out how much water you should be getting and other ways to stay hydrated this summer.
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