7. May 2013 08:00
Imagine this—you’re hanging out with your friends on the beach on a hot summer day. Maybe you are grilling, fishing, or lying out and reading a book. Sounds pretty relaxing and pretty typical, right? Or maybe you’re in Pullman for the summer and go to “the Cliffs” (Granite Point) to do some cliff jumping. In both of these situations, and others like them, we often get carried away in having a good time and forget about water safety. Here are some tips to help keep you safe this summer. [More]
17. April 2013 10:23
How much water do you drink every day? No, tea, coffee, Gatorade, alcohol and juice don’t count. I’m talking about regular water. Water is very important to your diet and your body, but a lot of people tend to get bored with water or don’t realize what the significance is. I want to show you how water is good for your body and also how to have fun with it!
According to healthguidance.org, most of our body is made up of water. The brain is around 70% water, the lungs 90% and the blood 82%. Not only is our body made up of water, but our systems use it to keep us healthy. Water causes us to urinate so that we can flush out toxins and waste, it helps dissolve our food so we can absorb nutrients, and it helps regulate our body temperature and metabolism. It is pretty crucial to get the right amount of water and, for most people, the right amount is about seven to eight glasses a day.
So what can you do if you are a person that isn’t motivated to drink water? Here are four tips I use to get my water in:
1.Lemon ice: usually if my water is more colorful I will want to drink it! I fill a muffin tin or ice tray half way with water and place a slice/piece of lemon or orange and freeze it. I also like to use berries as well!
2.Flavored water: you can also just put some flavor in your water. My favorite mix is lemon slices and strawberry halves with a few mint leaves but you can use almost any fruit or vegetable (cucumber and strawberries are good too!).
3.Close at hand: I find it very helpful for me to keep a glass or water bottle on my desk at all times. I usually drink from it every few minutes without even thinking about it!
4.Use a straw: a lot of people find it helpful to sip water. I think it’s more fun to drink things through a straw!
No matter what your method is, drink that water!
Live healthy Readers!
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4. December 2012 20:51
During the summer months we constantly hear how it is important to drink water. Often, this is obvious because the heat, sun exposure and resulting loss of fluids cue our bodies thirst signal. However, did you know that it is just as important to drink sufficient amounts of water during winter as well? [More]
4. June 2012 21:38
What is the right amount of water to be drinking each day? Most people have heard the 8x8 rule, eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. This common phrase is relatively close to what is recommended by the Institute of Medicine. According to them, men need to consume about 13 cups of water per day and women need to consume about 9 cups. This entire intake doesn’t need to come directly from drinking water. About 20% of your water intake can come from the food you eat throughout the day (so long as your diet includes fruits and veggies). You can also reach your daily intake of water through other beverages such as juice, milk or sports drinks. Just make sure you recognize the calories that you are also consuming when you make this choice.
It is important to be consuming plenty of water each day to maintain a good level of health. Water helps maintain organ health, flush out toxins, improve your skin plumpness and texture as well as circulate oxygen efficiently. Water is a vital and easy way to take care of yourself.
Use this website to help you determine how much water you should be taking in, depending on your gender, environment and exercise habits. http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm
17. April 2012 20:56
How much water do you drink every day? No, tea, coffee, Gatorade, alcohol and juice don’t count. I’m talking about regular water. Water is very important to your diet and your body, but a lot of people tend to get bored with water or don’t realize what the significance is. I want to show you how water is good for your body and also how to have fun with it! [More]