Friday Fitness Tip: Is your glass half empty OR half full?

Is your glass half empty OR half full?

I know you’re probably like: “What does this have to do with fitness or health?” It has a lot to do with it because what I am referring to is: WATER! There are so many people out there who don’t drink enough water. Sorry one bottle isn’t enough. Everyone has a thirst mechanism, and when you’re thirsty it’s your body’s way of saying: “HEY YOU!! I NEED WATER!!!”

Glass of Water

For example, if your body is working to keep itself cool; thirst is your body’s way of saying that it lost a lot of water.

Ways to Drink More Water!

Recommended intake of water on a daily basis is 64oz. of water. In other words 8-8oz glasses of water. Me, personally I drink 1-2 gallons per day. When working out, you should be drinking 4-8 oz of water every 10-15 minutes because you lose a lot of water when you sweat. If you don’t like water or you just think it’s boring, here are a few tips to help you drink more water:

  1. Purchase the Crystal Light packets
  2. Try Fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice
  3. Try ginger
  4. Steep green tea bags in hot water and let it cool off before you pour it into a water bottle. Green tea is known to have fat burning properties along with antioxidant benefits. Unsweetened green tea is BEST!
  5. Drinking COLD water actually forces your body to burn calories because your body has to warm up the water just to maintain your normal body temperature of 98.6.

Drinking a lot of water can help with weight loss, clear up your skin, and your sweat won’t stink either. So my advice to you is: DRINK UP!! Because drinking water can actually help you get healthier in the long run.

About MoniqueB

Hi I'm Monique. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I'm a personal trainer and NPC Figure competitor who loves transforming bodies. I am also currently enrolled in a Master's program.