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Drink 8 glasses of water a day....Really?


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We've all heard that, but what does it mean?  How big is each glass?  Does juice count? How about coffee? Beer? Does it matter how big I am? Can I get them all out of the way before 9 AM?

I'm in the water business and I wasn't sure how to answer any of these questions, except for the beer one.  So I looked into it and I found a recently published (Short) article out of Sydney, Australia that nails it.  Enjoy!  Don't Do it!

 



 

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The Benefits of Staying Hydrated

 

Are you Hydrated?

 

Are you staying hydrated?

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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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Holiday Highlight - Charity: Water

In the spirit of the holiday season we here at AquaHealth wanted to use our blog to highlight a fantastic non-profit, Charity: Water. Charity: Water has become world famous for the innovative techniques they have used to bring access to clean water to more than three and a half-million people. It goes without saying that Charity: Water deserves every accolade they receive. 

On behalf of everyone at AquaHealth, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays! 

For more information about Charity: Water visit their website: http://www.charitywater.org/.  

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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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