| Tuesday, July 8, 2008
| Is Your Lack of Drinking a Problem?
|Is your lack of drinking a problem & is it keeping You fat?
Did you know that we (as humans) are meant to be at least 70% water?
In Tom Robbins cult classic “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” the joke is that humans were created by water as a transportation device, similar to how we use cars to get from point to point.
Why is it then that most people totally disregard the importance of staying well hydrated?
What if I told you that lack of water intake could be keeping you fat or at least contributing to your lack of fat-loss and also your lack of overall strength and even flexibility?
What if I told you that German research recently found that drinking at least 16 ounces of chilled water as soon as you rise in the morning can boost your metabolism (read fat burning furnace) by as much as 24% for 90 minutes?
The general rule of 8 glasses of water a day does not take into account peoples varying weights - rather go by the rule that you need to drink half your bodyweight (in pounds) in fluid.
For example, I’m 200 pounds; therefore I need to drink 100 fluid ounces over the course of a day with my 16 chilled ounces in the morning.
That’s a lot of water but I can feel the difference in my energy levels if I don’t drink enough. In fact I’ll often get a headache if my hydration level is not adequate.
I know some people don’t like plain water but NO sodas, coffee and juice don’t count when it comes to staying properly hydrated.
However, you can add lemon or another fruit to your water.
But, a love of plain water is a taste you can acquire.
Yours in health & happiness
Giles Wiley – The Fitness Gentleman
Fitness expert, Author & Magazine Contributor
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|posted by Giles Wiley @ 2:39 AM