Week 2 Update
Week 2: 4/25-4/30—HYDRATION
Week 2 Prize: Motivational BPA Free Leakproof Water Bottle with Straw & Time Marker - Winner is Marjorie Eerdmans!
Points earned for setting a daily water goal, using a water bottle, eating F & V, naturally infusing water and executing exercise.
- Even mild dehydration can affect you mentally and physical. The human body comprises around 60% of water. Whether your personal goal is 64 ounces (8 glasses/day) or a different amount, it’s one of the best things you can do for your health! Why, you ask?
- Staying hydrated significantly affects energy levels and brain function. Even mild dehydration can impair many aspects of brain function. Potential changes in mood, concentration, working memory, anxiety and fatigue are also symptoms one could experience from mild dehydration.
- Staying hydrated can also impact your physical activities and functionality. Dehydration can make exercise feel much more difficult, both physically and mentally. It can lead to reduced motivation and increased fatigue.
- Hydration has been shown to prevent and in some cases treat headaches. Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of dehydration.
- Hydration can aid in weight loss. Water can increase satiety and boost your metabolic rate. By slightly increasing your metabolism, you may increase the number of calories you burn on a daily basis.
Pro Tips: From Alisha Haugen
My journey began in July 2010, it started because a coworker/friend invited me to go to a new workout class. Before I knew I knew it, I was hooked and found myself going to multiple classes consistently every week. Working out helps me to feel more confident, stronger and healthier about myself. In 2018, I found myself wanting to continue my health and wellness journey and expand to helping others. I took the next step and became group fitness certified. I have enjoyed teaching a wide range of classes to help everyone, no matter their fitness level. I have also made many great personal connections that turned into friendships.
Alisha's tips for making sure you're drinking enough water everyday
1. Make drinking water easily accessible to yourself, by bringing a reusable water bottle with you.
2. Set smaller goals throughout the day to achieve the end goal. For example-drink 24 oz of water by lunchtime
3. Besides just drinking water, utilize the hydration you can get from consuming various fruits and veggies. Try incorporating more fruits and veggies throughout your day.
4. For many years we have been told to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water per day. More recent studies indicate you should consume, at minimum, half your body weight in ounces of water per day. This means someone who weighs 100 lbs should drink a minimum of 50 oz of water each day.
5. If you find it difficult to drink just plain water add some fresh or frozen fruit to your water for a little flavoring.