More than half of our body weight is composed of water. We all need water to maintain proper functioning our body’s organs and cells. When we exercise, water helps us to regulate our body temperature. Not drinking enough water during exercise can put you at greater risk for dehydration…and even further complications. Consider these tips on hydration, water and exercise.
1. Sip water in small amounts. Do this before, during and after your exercises.
2. Most people need one cup of water for every 15 minutes during exercise to prevent dehydration. This can vary from person to person.
3. For most light intensity types of exercise (usually any physical activity lasting less than one hour), water itself will rehydrate you adequately. Some types of sports drinks may be beneficial for those who engage in high intensity workouts (more than one hour) on a regular basis.
5. It’s normal to feel thirsty while exercising. Don’t ignore your thirst! This is an indication of dehydration. It’s also best not to wait until you start feeling thirsty. Try to stay hydrated before you lose a lot of water from your body.
6. Do not over-hydrate yourself! Over hydration can result when your water consumption exceeds the amount of sweat that your typically produce. Over hydration can lead to a loss of electrolytes in the body and/or disturbs the fluid balance in your body.
Exercising during those cold months can be challenging, but the benefits of exercise during the winter season are plentiful. Consider some of the following reasons you may want to exercise outdoors…even when it’s on the cold side:
1) Fresh air: Staying indoors isn’t automatically beneficial to your health. Doing so can have the potential to leave you more exposed to some illnesses. Get outside and breathe the fresh air. Breathing fresh air is a boon to your body, no matter what time of year it is.
2) Love of light: Humans need light and many people suffer from some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months. Exercising outdoors exposes you to the sunlight and could help alleviate symptoms of SAD.
3) Even MoreEndorphins: While all exercise can increase your levels of endorphins (a.k.a. the feel-good hormones), because your body has to work harder in the cold, your endorphin production is actually boosted even more. This could lead to an even happier state of mind than exercising during those hot, humid summer days.
4) Burning More: Some activities can often lead to an increase in the amount of calories you could burn during winter. Many people, for example, naturally tend to run faster in colder weather and a quicker run leads to an increased calorie burn.
While running, jogging or even walking can be a challenge during winter, there are always physical activities one could explore. Consider reconnecting with your inner child. Go outside and play! Build a snowman or a fort. Go sledding or ice skating. If you’re the competitive type, consider taking a skiing class or joining a snowshoeing association. The options are endless!
Have you decided that 2014 is the year that you’ll start a healthier lifestyle? The Tummy Tuck Belt encourages you on your path towards good health, and we’ve created a list of some tips and suggestions you may want to consider following on your own journey.
Stay in motion: They say a body at rest, stays at rest and a body of motion stays in motion. Try to inject more motion and activity in your daily life.
Watch your sugar and salt intakes: Salt can increase the retention of water and sugar, if not properly maintained, can lead to weight gain or even diabetes.
Floss your teeth daily: Bacteria in the mouth has the potential to lead to some serious health issues. Flossing can help to reduce the presence of bacteria in your mouth.
Breathe: Proper breathing can have a direct influence on your emotional states and moods. When we’re upset we tend to breathe rapidly, shallowly, and irregularly. When we’re calm we breathe slower, deeper, quieter and more regularly. Take time to stop and take deep breaths!
Get smart about snacking: Many of us snack during the day. Let 2014 be the year where you stop grabbing those convenient, processed, salty or sugar-filled snacks. Instead, plan ahead! Take cut up fruit and veggies with you to school or work and grab these healthy snacks throughout the day.
Check in with your doctor: Make sure you check in with your doctor for your annual medical examinations.
Drink water: Water is one of the most essential elements of good health. Water is good for the metabolism and it promotes excretion of waste from the body.
It’s that time of the year! It’s the start of 2014 and the Tummy Tuck Belt wants to remind you that those New Year’s resolutions you made are not a modern notion! In fact, they date back as far as 4000 years ago when the Babylonians would make various promises to their gods in the hopes they would bestow their graces on them throughout the next twelve months. The Romans celebrated each new year by making promises to the god Janus (from which we get the month January).
Today, many people now use the New Year as a time to make promises to themselves, and the choice of “better health” is often on the top of the list of popular New Year’s resolutions. The Tummy Tuck Belt supports and encourages all of you who promised to seek a healthier new self in 2014. Here are some suggestions on how you might start your healthy New Year’s:
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