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Okay, sorry for the Stuart Little greeting...but dang, that little mouse is cute! Not so cute? The little mouse tormenting me at night when I'm computerizing--not to be confused with exercising--speaking of which, head on over to the amazing Miss Keely's to check out her fitness tip!
So, my dear friends in fitness and in health (hey! It sounds like I'm saying vows or something!), how much do you drink in a day?
No, no, no. I'm not talkin' booze, I'm talkin' water!
Good, cold, clean, clear water.
It's the new black.
Do you have any idea how important water is for you? Or, perhaps, how much it is recommended you drink in a day?
Water...h2O...aqua...wa-wa...(or, if you're like my baby girl) watah!
It does a body good.
I took a litte trip to the Mayo Clinic...okay, small white lie there...I visited mayoclinic.com and picked their um...files, for some water information!
And I'm gonna fill you in on what I learned!
First up, peeps...do you know how much water is recommended during a day?
8 cups. Eight, 8oz., tall drinks of water. Lemon optional.
And, my friends at the Mayo Clinic (ahem...that makes me sound like I know them personally, right? Well, I am from MinneSOOOOta, dontchaknow? But, um...nope. Don't know anyone at the Mayo. I just like to call them "my friends") sorry, got distracted again! Sheesh.
Okay, so my buds down at Mayo...they say a little something more about the recommended daily amount of water. Yup they do! They say, 8x8 is the general recommendation, but, more importantly...you should drink enough water to rarely feel thirsty (that'd be your bod telling you to chug-a-lug) and your potty should be colorless, or pale yellow.
Now, THAT I like!
I dunno 'bout you...but it's hard for me to keep track of things, like how many glasses of water I've consumed...and, I'm pretty sure, Mr. Wonderful wouldn't appreciate me making hash marks all over the walls with a Sharpie.
They also say that you should "produce 1.5 liters of urine" a day...I can't speak for you...but I don't measure my urine. If you do...then kudos to you!! Aim for that liter and a half! ;)
So, I like that idea of paying attention to your body. A little less rigid, you know?
Thirsty? Drink more water!
Peeing dark yellow? Drink more water!
Know what else water helps to "do a body good"?
A whole slew of things...like, well...wait...mayoclinic.com has a neat little diagram of a body and the benefits of water...I'm not too familiar 'bout copy right laws, and I can't afford to get sued, so check it out here, if you like neat little diagrams!
And, while we're talking about water...and to coinside with last weeks snacking tip...I'll tell you a little something more.
Water, can help curb your appetite.
Satisfy you? Nope not so much, but geepers Lou! Chug a big ol' glass of ice water (or two) right before you head out to a party, and your belly'll full (and sloshy) and you aren't as likely to chow down!
Oh, one more thing...coffee? Made with water, yes...counts as water, no!! Soda (pop, Coke, fizzy drink, etc.) does not count. Orange juice, does not count, neither does milk! Are you catching my drift?
Good ol' water.
And, a good rule of thumb? (I've never understood that saying...) For every "bad" drink you have, drink an extra glass of water.
Have a pop? Drink an extra 8 ounces of water! A cup of coffee more your thing? Drink another 8 ounces of H2O!
Catch my drift?
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