Thursday, June 11, 2015

Food for Thought : Hydration

Summer is here  and  many of  us  are  gearing up  for  spending days  and  evenings outdoors . Whether  you are  exercising , gardening  or playing  with your kids at  the  park , you are  going  to need extra hydration over the  next few  months . Water  is  the  most important nutrient in our  diet .

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.


  1. Poppa ,
    Lots of people do not know how good water is for them , mama say you play hard , you must drink a plenty of liquids , Eloise keep the water cooler full of ice cold water and the coolers full of juices in he garden so e do not have to go in the kitchen .
    Poppa , MeMa say you need a balance diet to stay healthy and grow strong bones and be health in our grown up life , MeMa say mama got diabete but mama has healthy eating habits and that's why she do not be sick . I am going to be just like mama and stay active and not feel sorry for myself if I get diabetes . My brothers and sister is eating healthy aand we love all the things you have on your post .
    Poppa , mama do not drink alcohol just a glass of wine a dinner . Daddy say she may ge a mixed drink hen he go out o be social .
    Your last two last quotes is so true , daddy tells us those all the time , daddy is smart and he is funny like you poppa .
    Love you poppa .
    Wrote by Sha

  2. Hello my dear and very precious grands ,
    Eloise is good have around , she thinks of your health and well being .
    MeMa is so right and she also makes good lemon pies , yes your mama is diabetic and she takes good care of herself and see to all of you doing the same . No your mama do not drink liquor , just a glass of wine at dinner and a light mix drink when your daddy has clients or business people over to be social . Always listen to your mama , she wants you to be healthy and wise . I am glad you like the last 2 quotes and yes , they are very true . Your daddy is a smart man , he married your mama and he is a funny guy with a great sense of humor .
    Your daddy will go soon to an OBE seminar in Toronto , not sure ,it depends on how his schedule is , he said if he go he would only be there for 4 days , I think he may stay with Claude if he go .
    I love you all so very much .


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