What’s hot in dieting: Intermittent fasting. In contrast to standard fasts, however, that usually involve drinking only juice or even sipping only water, the newest variation on fasting involves a 5:2 approach: Eat your normal diet five days a week, then cut your calorie intake dramatically two days a week, usually 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men. Think it sounds do-able? Read on to learn more.
Nothing beats the heat like a tall glass of ice water. Except maybe ice water with a little lemon twist. It’s the perfect drink for hot summer days, when those high temps trigger greater fluid loss from your body. Did you know that lemons are loaded with electrolytes? Or that the juice from half a lemon contains only six calories? So say goodbye to overpriced, artificially flavored sports drinks and get squeezing!
If you have kids, chances are you’ll be spending time at the pool, beach or water park this summer. While it’s always nice to relax and soak up some sun while they splash and play, you can also use the opportunity to squeeze in a great workout.
Have you breathed today? Then you need water. Have you eaten today? You’re probably thirsty now. Have you gotten in a good workout? Then it’s time to drink up. The body is approximately 60% water. Your cells, organs and tissues all use water to regulate basic functions. Even when you breathe, you lose water through exhaling. If you’re still not convinced of how important drinking water really is, I can help make it crystal clear.
Fitness model, author and mother Jennifer Nicole Lee explains why it’s important to drink water all day long.
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