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Rethink what you Drink

Rethink What you Drink

Have you thought about what you drink lately? #RethinkWhatUDrink

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The Power of Water

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Did you know that as many as 75 PERCENT of Americans live in a chronic state of dehydration? Dehydration is the reason many Americans have daily headaches, ulcers, and high blood pressure. Check out this CBS News report below for more: 

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The Effects of Dehydration on Elite Athletes

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Drinking enough water on a daily basis is important for everyone. This goes double for athletes or people who are exercising. What about elite athletes? Check out this cool Sport Science Special below on the effects of dehydration on elite athletes.

 

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A Healthy Living Q&A with AquaHealth Team Member Tyler Cooke

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As a member of our operations staff, Tyler Cooke makes sure our entire business runs smoothly and efficiently. When he is out of the office however, Tyler’s focus switches from ensuring the “health” of AquaHealth to the health of his body.

I sat down with Tyler last week and asked our self-described resident “healthy living and fitness freak” a couple questions about his regimen.

Sam: 

One conversation that always comes up in the office is the latest fitness edge you are pursuing. What methods are you currently pursuing to get that extra edge?

Tyler: 

To start, I drink over a gallon of water a day. A few years ago I learned that more than forty-percent of adults are constantly dehydrated. I also learned as well that if you drink an 8oz glass of water when you wake up in the morning it boosts your metabolism by thirty to forty percent. As a result, staying hydrated is key for me.

I also eat a protein-rich diet to promote muscle growth, and I make sure to consume protein after each and every workout. 

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Sam: 

Are there certain exercises that you swear by?

Tyler:

My goal is to build muscle mass, so the exercises I incorporate into my workout are about building strength, not necessarily calorie burning. I run a mile before every workout and then hit the weights for about an hour. I am currently using a routine called “German Volume Training”, which includes doing 10 sets of 10 reps each of a compound movement such as a bench press or dumbbell chest press.

Sam:

As we all know, hydration is vitally important to a successful workout, about how many glasses of water do you drink during and after each of your workouts?

Tyler:

I drink about 30-50 ounces of water before 9am every morning, and I try to drink over a gallon of water a day whether I am hitting the gym that day or not. When I do workout, the key for me is to drink 20-40 ounces of water during my time hitting the weights and running on the track.  

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Fitness Friday: Healthy Living Tip

hydration resized 600I recently linked a video on our blog about how much water you should drink during your next workout. Brent Rose writing in the Fitmodo section on Gizmodo.com went into detail in a recent article about how much water your body needs on a daily basis to stay hydrated, as well as during workouts.

It is definitely worth a read, especially for all you healthy living fanatics out there. 

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Healthy Living: How Much Water for your Workout?

Ever wonder how much water you should drink when you exercise? Check out this video from Chris Freytag of Prevention Magazine for all the answers on how much water your body needs during your next workout!

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Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than You Think

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For many of us, the start of the New Year often includes a desire to eat better and practice healthy living. However, as were so often told, the financial cost of fresh fruit and vegetables is high. Well, it turns out that may not be entirely the case. According to a report published by the Harvard School of Public Health, the healthiest diets only cost just a $1.50 more than the unhealthiest diets.

Writing in Time Magazine, Alexandra Sifferlin wrote that the team did find that unhealthy, processed foods are more expensive than fresh fruit, vegetables, and fish. However, the difference only came out to about $1.50 per day. Over the course of a full year, a person could eat a very healthy diet for about $550 more. Sadly, for many people, $550 a year is too expensive, and the study’s authors concluded that healthy food needs to be made more economical.

For those of us with the means however, eating healthy has never been easier. Next time you are in the grocery store and deciding between a healthy or unhealthy meal, think about whether a $1.50 is worth the cost of the healthy option. Your body might thank you for skipping the soda and buying those apples! 

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Stevia: An All-Natural Alternative to Sugar

Stevia LeafHere at AquaHealth we are proud to offer premium healthy beverages in a multitude of exciting flavors. Containing little to no calories, flavors such as Lemon Lime, Kiwi-Strawberry, and Raspberry taste great, without including the 40 grams of sugar that is present in a glass of juice.  One of the sweeteners we are proud to offer is stevia, an all-natural sweetener that is derived from the Stevia plant native to South America. Stevia’s popularity is exploding because it is unique among sweeteners, as it is both natural and calorie-free.

           Lemon-Lime       Raspberry       Kiwi-Strawberry             
Stevia, also known as the “sweet herb of Paraguay”, has been used safely as a sweetener for centuries in South America. As well, since ancient times it has been used medicinally in that region of the world. In more recent times, Stevia became popular among the Japanese in the 1970’s as a healthy, all-natural alternative to sugar.

If you are wondering whether stevia is safe to consume, take heart, as there have been no recent studies that have shown stevia to be dangerous. On the flipside, there is some evidence that stevia can reduce your risk of heart disease, and increase your levels of good cholesterol.

If your looking for a healthy alternative to sugar that is made naturally, stevia might be the answer. Which is why we are proud to offer stevia in our line of healthy beverage products!

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Drinking More Water: A New Year’s Resolution to Consider

new years resolutions resized 600With 2014 only a couple of days away, coming up with some new year’s resolutions that you can stick to can be tough. We all have stories of resolutions that were easier to hold to in our heads than in reality, and would love to not repeat that mistake again. Fortunately, there is one New Year’s resolution that is easy to stick and incredibly beneficial for your health: Drink more water!

Why is “drink more water” a great New Year’s resolution? Well, we could start with the fact that’s its easy. All you have to do is to drink an extra glass of water a day, that’s it. Secondly, Glass of waterdrinking more water is obviously good for you. You will not find a nutritionist on the planet that will tell you it isn’t. By drinking more water, you also won’t be a part of the two-thirds of Americans don’t drink enough water according to Boston College Dietitian Sheila Tucker.

Need more reasons to put “drink more water” on your New Year’s resolution list? How about the fact that drinking more water can help you control your calorie intake and can help you maintain a proper balance of body fluids. Want more? Drinking more water can also energize your muscles, help your kidneys, and keep your skin looking good.

With the facts in hand, will drinking more water be on your New Year’s resolution list?

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Healthy Living: The Fountain of Youth Contains Water

Check out this amazing ABC news story on how one woman looked ten years younger simply by drinking more water. Yet another reason to forget the soda can and drink more H2O.

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