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Also all this while I wondered if coffee , tea milk , juices made up for the water need and keeps the body hydrated. To my alarm they dont hydrate the brain because to send signal out the brain needs water and not anything else. To top it according to Mayo Clinic, the average adult loses more than 80 ounces of water every day through sweating, breathing, and eliminating wastes.
These readings made me wonder if my brain cells have already started to shrink, because quite frankly I dont drink enough water. There are days that I only drink one glass, which is scary considering what I just read. I dont like the taste of water but to hell with taste before I'd rather drink water than endup being brain dead.
While there are tons of reseach on how much water a body needs, it certainly depends on your size weight , where you live and your activity level. A quick way to check is the color of your urine, if its clear then you are hydrated on the other hand if its darker and more aromatic your urine, the more dehydrated you are. If you want a more exact amount of water intake then there is a hydration calculator that I found on the net , use that
Can one have too much water, well its quite possible and it is unhealthy and can cause Hyponatremia. But Hyponatremia means "insufficient salt in the blood." and is usualy caused when a person drinks too much water in a short period of time, the kidneys cannot flush it out fast enough and the blood becomes waterlogged. Which in my case is impossible cause I dont drink at all. So the moral of the story never chug water all at once, sip it through the day not all at once.
The only silver lining in the cloud with all this research is that I am never dying of hyponatremia cause I dont drink water at all forget excessive. All this reading has made me super scared about my mental state. I am taking control of it from now. As a first step I have put up signs to drink water wherever I can put them, including my phone.
If this will not help I have asked collegues at work and friends to remind me to drink. I have also set reminders on my phone every two hours to sip water.
All these meausres hopefully will help me get into the habit of drinking water and definately making smarter decisions (not sure about this one ) :D
Do you have some ideas on deleoving the habit of drinking water? let me know
PS: Wishing you all a Happy New Year my you all have a splendid year ahead
Thursday, 25 December 2014
So this year there are gonna be some long drawn resolutions.Have you started on your new year resolutions? Let me know
Till the have a splendid holiday sesason and God bless
Friday, 27 June 2014
Work is suddenly back to being crazy again. And I feel so tired by the end of day and to add to it's the muscle soreness. So I really don't have the energy too write much and the update is short … today I did some cardio on the elliptical and burned a cool 421 calories in just 30 minutes. Yay!!!!!. There some interesting locker room conversation that I wanted to share so that I will do tomorrow when I am well rested.
Have a great weekend ahead and god bless
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Today was the designated cardio day but work happened and didn't get to the gym in the morning........ Ok wait up before you nod your head again and say there goes her commitment.......I made it to the gym in the evening and better still skipped the cardio and got Nash to train lower body and abs. Most of the moves were plyometrics so that compensated for the cardio as well.
So we did jumping lunges, then squat jumps, mountain climbers, pushups with knee to elbow move (don't know what that's called) , machine assisted shoulder press, and kettle bell lateral raises(8kg) all of which were 3sets each
Then we did some abs, which was in and outs,v twists and leg climbers also 3 sets of each. That was today's session, and then we stretched. I have to say the stretches that Nash makes me do our really good and he actually made me realize that I am tighter on the right leg. He said that may be I use that leg when standing on heels to compensate. That's good observation
I have my long run coming up on Sunday so looking forward to it. That's all for today
Have a good night and god bless