Thursday, June 11, 2015
Food for Thought : Hydration
While you can go several days , even weeks without food , you could go but just a few days without water . Our bodies are over half water . Water is needed for proper metabolism , supplying nutrients and removing waste .
Here are a few tips to help you stay hydrated this summer .
1 . Most people do not need a sports drink after working out , water will replace the fluids lost . If you need a strenuous workout and need to replace fluids and electrolytes, such sodium and potassium , try fresh fruits , vegetables juices or soups .
2 . Monitor fluid loss by checking the color of your urine . It should be clear or pale yellow . Anything cloudy , dark yellow or a strong odor indicates you may not be properly hydrated .
3 . Make sure you begin exercises well hydrated . Drink plenty of fluids the day before and an hour or so before and during your exercise.
4 . Although a cold beer or frozen margarita may sound refreshing , you should drink alcohol cautiously and in moderation . Alcohol can not only cause some dehydration , but it may also mask your feeling of being dehydrated .
Words of Wisdom :
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back.
A proud grand-poppa G.