Tips & Facts about Water!

Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge!!!!Water Tips

This post if full of TIPs and FACTs concerning precious water. Read them, learn from them, share them with others!

Glass of........you got it - water!    It takes a loss of only 1% – 2% of your body’s ideal water content to cause dehydration.

Glass of........you got it - water!    You MUST remember to drink even when you’re not thirsty.

Glass of........you got it - water!    An average person loses about 90 ounces of water daily.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Drink more if you’re engaged in sweaty exercise.

Glass of........you got it - water!Beverages containing alcohol and caffeine create
an un-quenchable thirst in the body.

Glass of........you got it - water!Only water truly hydrates the body and alleviates the diseases of dehydration.

IceTea.gif (1906 bytes)   Don’t like plain ol’ water? Plain water boring??? Spice it up by saturating it with fresh bruised mint leaves or a squeeze of lemon or lime. Use your imagination.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Never set down an empty glass without refilling it with water.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Drinking ice cold water actually makes you lose weight because fat calories are burned to bring the water temperature up to internal 98.6 degrees F. Some people find they have stomach cramps from this, so experiment and see if your body is ok with this.

  Glass of........you got it - water!    The sense of thirst dims with age –
so make sure older people are drinking plenty of water.

heart2.gif (2796 bytes)   Those on high-blood pressure or other medications should consult with their doctor to determine their proper water consumption.

watercooler.gif (3032 bytes)   Never pass a water cooler without stopping for a sip.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Don’t misinterpret your thirst drive as hunger.  Drink an “ice-cold” glass of water and wait a minute or two.  You’ll find your not as hungry as you thought.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention.  Give your body plenty of water and the stored water will be released.

Glass of........you got it - water!    If you don’t drink enough water, your body’s reaction is to retain the water it does have.  This in turn hampers kidney function and waste products accumulate.   Your liver is then called upon to flush out the impurities.  As a result, one of your livers main functions – metabolizing fat into useable energy –
is minimized.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Over-weight people need more water than thin people.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Re-vamp your lifestyle to include lots and lots of water.  It will prove to be the simplest, least expensive, most powerful and longest lasting key to long term fat reduction.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Average, “within proper weight” people should drink eight, 8 oz. glasses of water each and every day. (About 2 Quarts) Over-weight people need one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Water helps maintain proper muscle tone and prevents sagging skin.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Water helps rid the body of toxic waste.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Water helps detoxify the body from the effects of long term smoking, helping to eliminate the insidious tar and and acidic nicotine from the lungs.

Glass of........you got it - water!   Hate to urinate??? Remember each time you do, you are ridding the body of unwanted waste, unwanted fat, and unwanted toxins.

brainbullet.gif (4235 bytes)   Water has a profound effect on brain function and energy levels.  Even a slight dehydration can produce a small but critical shrinkage of the brain, impairing neuromuscular coordination, concentration and thinking.

brainbullet.gif (4235 bytes)   A deficiency of water can alter the concentration of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and chloride which has a negative effect on the function of the brain.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Beverages that contain caffeine, i.e. coffee, some tea and some sodas act as diuretics, increasing urine production and promoting loss of fluids.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Negative effect of caffeine provokes insulin release and may in fact enhance the storage of what is eaten – as fat.

Glass of........you got it - water!    If your eyes, nose, and throat feel dry – drink some water before you use eyedrops, nasal sprays, or suck on a candy or cough drop.  Your body has been trying to tell you that you need MORE WATER.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Healthy people stay healthy with water – it’s cheap; nearly free, and good for you.

heart2.gif (2796 bytes)   Dehydration reduces blood volume, creating thicker, more concentrated blood which stresses the heart.  This also decreases the ability to transport oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and other living cells.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Dehydration can be linked to impotence – via – not enough fluids to create seminal fluids.

Glass of........you got it - water!    Dehydration can also be linked to hair loss – not enough fluids to carry proteins to the scalp.

Glass of........you got it - water!    You  name it, almost every dis-ease known to man or woman is probably linked to a lack of water.

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Resources: gotwater.net

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Erase Arm Flab Fast Workout

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This workout is AMMMMAZING and my personal favorite arm workout! Give it at try! 

Fruit Infused Water Recipes

Do you have a hard time getting in ALL of your recommended daily water? Check out this chart to see what you should be drinking everyday. Below are several Fruit Infused Water Recipes to help you get your daily water intake in! Enjoy!!!

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Infusion water

Cherry Limeade 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Key Lime sliced thinly
  • 6 pitted cherries cut in half
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • ice and water

Let steep 30 minutes.

 

Water with fruit
Peaches ‘n Cream
  • 5 very ripe peaches pitted and sliced thinly
  • 8 vanilla beans sliced down the middle
  • 2 tbsp organic honey

Directions:
Warm the honey and stir into the water prior to adding the fruit. Once mixed and the water has cooled, add in the peaches and vanilla beans in to approximately 2 liters of water. Refrigerate for at least four hours, add ice and serve!

Fruit Infused Water, Easy Spa water recipes

Cucumber & Lemon Medley

  • 6 cups chilled still spring or mineral water
  • 12 thin slices cucumber
  • 4 thin slices lemon

Directions: In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, combine water, cucumber, lemon. Serve, or cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Add ice cubes just before serving.

 

Pomegranate & Blueberry Bliss

Ingredients:

  • Small box of plump blueberries
  • 1 to 2 cups fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Still Water
  • Ice

Preparation: In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, combine water, Pomegranate seed and blueberries.  Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Add ice cubes just before serving.  Add blueberries to skewers as an added touch for each glass.

 

Simply Orange

  • 1 orange finely sliced.
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • Still Water
  • Ice

​Preparation: In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, combine water, oranges, and mint leaves.  Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Add ice cubes just before serving.  Add 1 mint leave to each glass as an  added touch..

 

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Simply Sweet Pineapple & Orange

Easy!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Pineapple cut in to squares
  • A few oranges sliced thin.
  • A skewer with some extra pineapple on top to nibble on.
  • I added little tags to all of the pitchers so guests would know what they were.  Used extra bulky yarn to wrap around the pitchers

Spa water recipes, infused water

Lemon & Mint 

  • Simple!
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • a few slices of lime
  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • ice and water
  • I put the mint in first and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before adding the lemon.  The lemon will overpower if put in too early.

Blueberry & Lemon Bliss

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chilled still spring or mineral water
  • 12 thin slices cucumber
  • 4 thin slices lemon

Preparation: In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, combine water, cucumber, lemon. Serve, or cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Add ice cubes just before serving.

 

Strawberry & Kiwi

So simple with just the right amount of sweetness and refreshment!

​Ingredients:

 

  • Box of Strawberries
  • 6 Kiwi’s
  • A few fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Directions:

Slice kiwi fruit in to round shapes (width wise)

Slice strawberries and take off the tops.  Make slices of the stawberries

If you would like add a few mint sprigs

Fill your favorite pitcher with water and place the strawberries, kiwi’s and mint.  allow to chill for at least two hours to allow the flavors of the fruit to infuse the water.  Fill glasses with ice and serve.  For an added touch garnish the glasses with mint sprigs or sliced fruit.  I brushed my rims with sugar in the raw

 

Easy Infused Water, spa water recipes

Strawberry & Cantaloupe

Ingredients:

  • Cantaloupe cut in long wedges (4)
  • Strawberries cut in half (12)
  • 1 quart ice and water. Let sit 20-30 minutes before serving.​

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Kiwi Kraze

Kiwis are naturally tasty and have a lovely sweetness to them, which can be infused into water easily.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe kiwis
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or other sweetener
  • 500 ml. filtered water

     

  • Procedure:

    Skin the kiwis and chop into small pieces.

    Mix with the sweetener and water.

    Let rest for 3 hours. You can chill it.

    You can either strain it, or serve it without straining, keeping the fruits in the water.

    • What you will need
    • 16 strawberries (medium size) sliced thin
    • 8 sprigs of mint
    • 1 quart water and Ice

    Serve after 30 minutes. If left for hours, strawberries deteriorate.

 

 

 

 

All Recipes VIA http://www.fruitinfusedrecipes.com

 

 

Sexy Arms in 10 No-Equipment Moves

Side Slimmer

(Wall Required)

Start on left side, left forearm on floor, right arm extended to ceiling, left foot pressing into bottom of wall. Lift hips off floor into side plank and raise right leg as high as you can until it is barely touching wall (as shown). Hold for 30 seconds. Switch sides; repeat.

  • WORKS SHOULDERS, OBLIQUES
chair dip

Chair Dip

Sit on edge of a chair, hands on edge of seat, fingers forward, legs extended, feet flexed. Use arms to lift yourself off chair. Bend elbows, lowering body until upper arms are almost parallel to floor, hips directly under shoulders (as shown). Push through hands to rise back up for 1 rep. Do 12 reps.

  • WORKS TRICEPS,

Full Circle

Start in a push-up position on knees or toes with hands set wide. In one fluid, circular motion, shift weight to right arm (as shown), lower yourself toward floor, then shift weight across body to left arm and push yourself back up to start. Do four reps, then switch directions, lowering on left side first, for four more reps.

  • WORKS CHEST, SHOULDERS, TRICEPS
13-minute fat melt workout: grab and go

Grab and Go

Start in tabletop: faceup, hands under shoulders, fingers forward, hips lifted with knees bent. Bend elbows to lower body toward floor, then straighten arms and grab left foot with right hand (as shown). Return to tabletop. Repeat on opposite side. Alternate sides for 30 seconds.

  • WORKS SHOULDERS, TRICEPS, ABS, BUTT, THIGHS

X Jump

Start in plank position with arms straight, wrists directly below shoulders, legs together. Engageabs, and jump feet out into a wide V (as shown). Hop feet back together to return to start. Continue quickly jumping in and out for 1 minute.

  • WORKS SHOULDERS, TRICEPS, CHEST, ABS, THIGHS
sexy arms in seven moves

Triangle Push-Up

Start in a plank. Walk hands together so thumbs and forefingers form a triangle. Do a complete push-up (as shown) for 1 rep. Too tough? Lower your knees. Do 12 reps.

  • WORKS SHOULDERS, CHEST, ABS

Arm-Flab Fighter

(Wall Required)

Stand facing wall about a foot away, arms extended and hands on wall, left knee raised to hip level. Keep elbows in line with shoulders and lean forward until forearms rest on wall as you extend left leg back (as shown). Reverse for 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Switch legs; repeat.

  • WORKS ARMS, CHEST, ABS, HIPS, BUTT, HAMSTRINGS

Krav Maga Kick

Sit with knees pulled into chest, hands on shins, feet flexed and slightly off floor. Roll onto right hip, bracing yourself with both hands, as you extend legs to left (as shown). Return to start; repeat on left side for one rep. Do 15 reps.

  • WORKS ABS, ARMS, BUTT, LEGS

Crocodile Lift

Lie on left side, legs extended, left hand supportingupper body. Bend right knee, and place right foot in front of left thigh, right arm on hip. Lift hips as high as you can (as shown), to start. Lower hips to just above floor, then return to start. Do 15 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

  • WORKS TRICEPS, CHEST, ABS
perky pike

Perky Pike

Start in an inverted-V pike position, hands and feet on floor, butt lifted high, to start. Lower left forearm to floor, then lower right forearm to floor (as shown). Straighten left elbow, then right elbow, to return to start for one rep. Do four reps, then reverse order, lowering to right forearm first, for four more reps.

  • WORKS BACK, CHEST, SHOULDERS, TRICEPS

 

All workouts  VIA self.com