Trainer Lady Blog
Fitness tips and health advice from Trainer Lady Diane Bechtle.
Reasons to Drink
It's Summertime!!! Drink Up!! Water, that is. Good hydration helps prevent constipation, exercise-related asthma, high blood glucose, and protects against heart damage. It fills us up and helps keep our metabolism revved up. It's just plain good for us.
About 20% of the water you consume comes from food. The rest (aim for 50-60 oz daily) should come from liquids we drink. Just remember that liquids with caffeine are dehydrating, so additional water is needed to replace what is lost.
Unless you are exercising intensely for 90+ minutes on a given day, avoid sports drinks as they add sugar and or corn syrup - we surely don't need extra calories!!