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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tip from the Trainers: DRINK YOUR WATER!!

If you have ever tried to diet, increase your fitness level, or read a fashion magazine you know one of the first rules is "drink plenty of water."

Why is water such an important part of living you best life? Lots of reasons!

Our bodies are made up of 50-60% water. Water regulates our body temperature, helps our breathing, carries nutrients, disposes of waste, and helps our muscles to function more efficiently. Our brains are made up of 75% water, blood 82% and lungs almost 90%. Just three days without water can cause death. But you already knew that, right? Nonetheless, most people are chronically dehydrated.

Staying hydrated is a great way to improve weight loss and general health. The more hydrated you are, the faster your metobolism works. When a body is dehydrated, the liver has to assist the kidneys and can't metabolize fat nearly as quickly; this results in a slowing of metbolism and an increase in remaining fat. If your body isn't used to getting water, it retains it in ankles, hips and thighs. However, once your body realized a steady flow of water is coming, and will keep coming, those stores are released resulting in weight loss. A mere 2% dehyration results in burning up to 30% fewer calories during exercise.

Increasing your water intake is one of the easiest, fastest and most effective ways to improve your health. And its FREE! Take your water bottle everywhere with you, and drink to you health.

Create an outstanding day!

This blog/post is not intended to provide medical advice, and was not written by a physician.

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