We’re aware of some of the visual signs of how we’re doing, health-wise: our skin, eyes, tongue and fingernails are often barometers of wellbeing that we can see and assess, albeit with a layman’s eye.
But what about our poop? Measured according to the Bristol Stool Scale, our poop tells us how our digestive system is doing, whether we’re properly hydrated, and all manner of other things.
All day, every day, you lose water from your body. Even while you’re sleeping, you’re losing water. The weather, the temperature, your environment and activity levels, among other factors, affect how quickly you lose water. In order to stay healthy and thrive, you have to replace it.
Most of us need around 8 eight-ounce glasses of water every day, which equates to about 2 liters.
But why? What exactly is all of that water doing for us? We take a look at hydration from the scientist’s point of view!
1. During sports or intense exercise, your performance is intrinsically linked with your hydration levels. Even mild dehydration can have a perceptible negative effect on your athletic prowess.…
Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss the top 10 health benefits of drinking enough water.
Drinking water is key to living a healthier, happier and leaner life. Getting enough water each day has enormous health benefits that affect every area of our health and mental well-being. Adequate hydration is essential for your body to function at all, let alone optimally.
Just a few facts on drinking water:
We are almost 70% water, our blood is 90% water and a startling 90% of brain weight is water.
Water is essential for kidney function and other bodily functions.
Water is required for every single process in the human body.
Unfortunately, many people are not drinking enough water and are …
There are quite a few ways to ensure that you don’t become dehydrated – check out our top eight:
1. Dehydration occurs when your body has lost more water than it has consumed. To put things right – or rather to stop it from happening in the first place – make sure you drink enough water. That means around 7 to 9 8oz glasses of water, or around two liters, every day.
2. Know your body and be mindful of how you’re feeling. If you’re developing a headache, feeling grouchy or finding it hard to focus on a task, then …
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Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 reasons why drinking water may help you lose weight!
1. Water Helps Metabolize Fat
Without drinking water, the body is challenged to properly metabolize fat and stored glycogen or carbohydrates. This process is called ‘Lipolysis’ and needs water for the first step called ‘Hydrolysis.’ Animal studies have shown that drinking water increases this fat burn process.
2. Drinking Water Helps Suppress Appetite
Drinking water can help stave off those pesky urges to snack and help stop mealtime overeating. In fact, research shows that people who drink two glasses of water immediately before a meal eat 22% less than those who don’t drink any water.
Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 tips to help beat fatigue!
Feeling rundown, old or tired? Chances are your fatigue points to your habits or routines that are promoting lack of energy.
Many people are challenged every day with low energy and unfortunately, opt for short-term artificial energy boosters such as sugar or caffeine.
You don’t have to live tired and unmotivated. With just a few simple changes, you will have the energy to meet the day’s demands. Activity and nutrition are an important part of putting more energy into your daily life.
Check out these 5 healthy changes to create more energy each day!
It used to be cool to eschew sleep. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ and ‘sleep is for losers’ were phrases that people actually once said to each other; probably while trying to emulate the rumored 4-hours-per-night sleep habits of Martha Stewart and that lazy so-and-so Tom Ford, who snoozes in his self-designed sheets for an indulgent three hours every night.
By and large, the sea of change has happened (probably while we were sleeping), and many of us now value sleep a lot more.
How We Learned to Love Sleeping
It’s no longer just that thing we do when we’re not being awake: our entire physiology depends on …
In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has preferred a relatively nonchalant approach to the carcinogenic chemical that’s present in food containers and drink bottles across the country, declining to upgrade the risk in line with scientists’ concerns.
Experts in the field have long felt the FDA’s position has jarred with the more cautionary scientific view.
“The stance the FDA’s had for a number of years is probably narrow-sighted.” – Christopher Kassotis, University of Missouri