By Bill Y.
We know that drinking water has many benefits, such as assisting with weight loss, boosting energy, keeping our digestive system running smoothing, and helping to prevent muscle cramps. One glass of water is not going to do the job though!
So how do you get in that extra water intake that your body needs?
Here are some helpful tips and tricks to get that extra water in easily.
Drinking from larger containers
Tiny water bottles are annoying, and to meet your daily water quota, you have to drink so many. A bottle that holds only 16 or 20 ounces has me running to the fountain to fill up all day long.
Instead, try getting something bigger, such as a 32 ounce to a 40 ounce bottle.
Ice it up
Room temperature water, to many people, is just plain gross.
Adding ice will help it to be more palatable, and when it tastes better and more refreshing, you are more likely to drink more of it.
Add Some Flavor!
I’m not telling you to go out and fill up your water with junk such as those “flavor drops.” This needs to be a healthy way to get you the water intake your body needs.
A good idea is to add some fruit “for essence.” Some fun and flavorful choices are lemon and/or lime slices, cucumber slices, mint, raspberries or strawberries. You will be sipping on your water all day long.
We offer Rehydrate from Advocare, that will help you with getting in all those ounces of water everyday. What’s more is that Rehydrate will help replace minerals and electrolytes that you have lost throughout the day, especially during your workout.
For fun and variety, try non-sweetened seltzer. There are many varieties of flavored seltzer that just provides the essence of fruit (no calories) and with that little bit of carbonation, it’s a fun way to help you get your body hydrated.
Fruits and Veggies
Did you know that fruits and vegetables have a high water content? Yes, they contain naturally occurring sugar, but it is ok to have fruit and vegetables to account for some of the water your body needs.
Be active! The more active you are, the more water you will be inclined to drink.
Don’t wait for your body to “feel” thirsty. Chances are if you feel thirsty then you are already dehydrated.
Bill was introduced to the world of fitness, nutrition and health as a young child, because his father was a very successful Personal Trainer. In later years, Bill became a Horizon client as a youth athlete, and achieved his own transformation.
When a friend asked for Bill’s help in losing weight, several years ago, Bill jumped at the chance, and went on to help that friend lose 70 to 80 pounds of fat by training him and providing him with a sound nutrition plan. It was then that Bill had an epiphany: He knew he wanted to make Personal Training a career, because he took great pleasure in helping others transform themselves.
Bill is a recent graduate of the Tony Robbins course “Unleash the Power Within,” and even achieved Firewalker status.
He has been a personal trainer for over two years, and his future goals include becoming more than just a trainer, but a Life Coach, so he can help change, not only people’s bodies but also, their mindset and attitudes.
“If there are no doors of opportunity, build one.”