Much more, is the answer in most cases. Drinking other types of liquids does not really hydrates you. Of course they are new drinks coming out every now and then, because some people find a way to make extra cash. That doesn’t meant that it is better than water. The reason is that all the isotonic drinks contain some amount of sugar 4-8g in most cases. Some of them even more – up to 20g. Not to mention energy drinks which are extremely bad for you physiology. They make you hyper alert and if you stick with them too much at some point you will feel lack of energy when you do not get your favourite drink.
Water is energy, water is source of life, water is love. There is a scientific reasearch I have read about water and they proved that water responds to words,music and even thoughts. The molecules are really changing shape, turning to snowflakes and other beautiful shapes.
Lets see now how much water should we drink per day. First of all it matters if you are a woman or a man, apparently men need to drink more than women. It can be between 1-2 liters difference, depends if you are working out or not. So to point it out woman usually need to drink around 2l and men around 3l per day. And that is considering non active people. If you are working out at least 3 days a week and sweet hard during that time, you will need to consume approximately 1-2 more liters.
Oh my god! Is that too much for you? Well, before I really understand the importance of that simple habit, I have not been used to drinking so much water either. It just takes time, time to develop that taste, that trust. But in order to do that effectively you need to cut all sodas, avoid alcohol and energy drinks. If have to be honest, do not drink too much coffee either. I had that habbit to drink huge amount of coffee and that really makes you dehydrated. Start increasing your water intake by half a liter per day and see how that goes. And remember what does not get measured, does not get managed.
I love my new cup, the one on the picture (below), it is really easy to put a big bottle or cup of water next to you when you are sitting on a desk. That also helps you focus on your work and not get distracted when you get thirsty. That will make you go more often to the restroom, and flush out the toxins from your body.
And don’t forget a hot cup of tea, it is always a good idea!
Why do we all eat junk food? It must be taste that is so tempting or the accessibility around us. But what I really believe is the reason Is that it is just convenient to make up a junk food party. Not even a party, simply junk food it is all around us. It’s so cheep! Businesses know that we love it and they even make it easier for us to buy it. They even make promotions like “but two get, delivery for free”, because the know you want to get it hot and fast. Pizza, hot dogs, burgers, french fries, candies, ice cream and much more are everywhere around us. And we all love them, despite how harmful we know they could be. It’s hard to say “No” when you are starving and there is nothing else around. It’s even hard when you are not hungry, but your friend gets one double cheese burger from Wendy’s. It is so tempting that it feels almost like autopilot and we run next in line to get one too.
Accessibility is mostly the reason why we get junk food I get it. It is life draining to walking around and trying to resist every junk food. We all get distracted and tempted, but it is easier if we just avoid it. Do not get closer to these places, do not go to that party where they serve chips for entre. That will build over time and it will get a habbit.
Junk food is fast. But do you know what is also fast – a banana, an apple, any kind of fruit, even a cucumber. But I know, it looks funny walking on the street with a cucumber. Get a lunch box and don’t let the food control you, take control of the food you eat.
Also there is a lot of peer pressure around this topic. That’s why junk food meets people. It not so easy to say “No” to pancake when your friend gets one before you. I know that feeling, I sold my self to that hundred times. But rather know I prefer to wait for my junk food day. So you can make one too.
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
Congratulations, you are currently reading my first blog post ever. I am excited to start this new endevour to share my prespective on how to stay mentaly and physicaly fit. It’s a broad topic and it is a lot to talk about. Keep in mind that I am not a specialist, however I beliave that I can give you a valuable tips on the subject. We will be covering some foundamental concepts, which can be easily implemented. As I cover more topics we will get more in depth, wtih new and more complicate material.
We all strife to achive more with less time and effort invested. Whether this is going to be in the gym, university or a job we tend to get result oriented. Of curse there is nothing wrong with results per se, but they come only after the work is done. The journey takes time and we can learn to enjoy it. I found myself sometimes getting very unpatient, so thats one of the reasons to create this blog. After a while when the ball starts rolling we will get to that desired place. But only it will matter, if it is appriciated.
I am really passionate about sports and more particularly martial arts. It’s been a while since I have first joined a taekwon-do class. It was in second grade and since then I am being physically active person. And then, three years ago, I have started training brazilian jiu jitsu. Right know I am more interested in general weigthlifting. I am getting curious what I can train my body to do. Every signle disciplines teaches you something specific. And in the end of the day has always been a deep relief to finish a class when you know you have done a lot.
This is my public place where I can make myself acountable and really make things happen. It is also a reminder for myself to keep to in shape and up to date. No excuses, lets do it!