New Year’s Resolutions, 2013:
No. 1 Just Add Water
A woman’s body is 50% water; a man’s body 60%.
Your brain can be up to 75% water—a literal sponge!
Water is vital to all of our bodily functions. It plumps up our cells, lubes our joints, regulates our body temp, carries oxygen and nutrients to every cell of our body, assists with vital chemical processes, and flushes out waste and toxins.
Water helps us lose weight, restore balance, and feel satisfied.
Water nourishes from the inside out and replenishes from the outside in. There’s nothing like a swim to energize body and spirit, or a soak in a warm bath to soothe and relax a bruised psyche. Its cleansing affect can be felt by both skin and brain.
My son, Kyle, a Cross Fit advocate, uses this equation to determine his daily intake of water:
½ your body weight in ounces + 10 ounces for every ½ hour of exercise = daily water intake
Me? Just a glass or two more will make all the difference. It’s time to add water—and grow!