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Tips From Your Trainer: Water

16 Mar

Photography by Cockdiesel Photography, circa 2011

*Water, we are made up of 60 to 70% water.
*Blood is mostly water and your lungs, muscles and brain all contain water.
*Water regulates body temperature.
*Water provides the means for nutrients to travel to your tissues and organs. Think of your skin.
*Water transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs.
*Water consumption takes away bloat. If you are dehydrated or not drinking enough, your body will preserve the water you have by holding onto it in the cells, often the fat cells, giving you that bloated feeling.

MY TIPS:
1. When I first began drinking water, I had a desk job. I purchased a gallon jug from Meijer that had a handle and spicket on it. I had my favorite E.T. glass from my childhood at my desk, would fill it up and drink it like it was my job. When the glass was empty, I was pouring more water in to drink. It actually gave me my first taste of what it was like to set “Mini Goals,” something I use To This Day. Mini goals add up over time and before you know it, you’re easily drinking water like it’s a habit, and a healthy one!

You can find these water bottles at Meijer.

2. Find a water bottle that speaks to you. I love these from Lululemon.com because they Inspire & Motivate me.

3. “Drink water like it’s your Job,” is the thought I always had in my mind when approaching my day. It works.

4. How much water do you drink per day? I recommend shooting for a goal of 8 glasses (8 ounce glasses), so 64 ounces per day. If you don’t drink water at all, cut back on what you do drink by one glass/cup (ie, coffee, pop, juice) and add in one glass of water to replace that. Then, every week, add another glass of water, and so on.

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