Water

Safe drinking water is essential to humans and other lifeforms even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Water is the “original beverage” – it was the only option up until the time that tea was first consumed as a beverage some 3,000 years ago. Water’s natural, it’s readily available and, unlike many other beverages, water is calorie-free.

Around 60-70% of the human body is composed of water, so it’s fair to say that water is vital for survival. It functions to keep our body temperature regulated, allows us to breathe, is essential in digestion and excretion, assists body movement, just to name a few! Drinking 8-10 glasses of water each day is recommended. 

So water should be your first choice, but plain coffee or tea is fine, too – and sports drinks, broth and vegetable juices are also relatively low in calories. But just because caffeine doesn’t ‘take away’ from your fluid intake, don’t rely on calorie-laden coffee drinks to meet your needs. If you do, you could really pile on the pounds – and meeting your fluid consumption needs will be the least of your problems, need to drink 8 glasses of plain water too. Actually, all beverages can contribute to your fluid requirement – like coffee, tea, fruit juice, broth, vegetable juice, sports drinks and low fat milk – since they’re primarily water. Studies have shown as little as one percent dehydration can cause major changes in body temperature, while two percent dehydration will drop your performance levels significantly! So to operate efficiently it’s crucial to keep your fluid levels up. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add a slice of lemon, orange or a sprig of mint to give your water some flavour without adding the calories you’d get by using cordial.

Hydration tips for exercise Make sure you’re well hydrated before you exercise — start drinking approximately two hours before, Keep your fluids topped up during exercise, Always remember to re-hydrate after exercise – it’s essential for recovery. 

What does Healthy mean to you?

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person’s mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in “good health” or “healthy”) /source: wikipedia/

Maintaining health = staying healthy.

Balance

Maintaining health = staying healthy. Health is quality of life, your efforts and lifestyle choices.

Are you looking after your health? Are you eating regularly, dringing enough water a day, are you on the good diet?

Today’s diet typically consists of time-saving convenience and fast foods high in fat, sugar and salt, which deny our bodies of essential nutrients. Nourish your body with nutrient rich meals really can help you to feel full of vitality.

Do you sometimes skip meals? Skipping meals can result in energy slumps and fluctuating blood sugar levels. Make sure you carefully control your energy levels with regular, balanced meals.

Are there times when you face stressful or tense situations? Stressful circumstances place added strains on the body, which is why we need to nourish our bodies with adequate levels of vitamins and minerals.

We all want to look our best and good health is the key to achieving this.

Life can often be non-stop with a need to juggle many different tasks each day. Sometimes you need a pick-me-up to get you through the week and help you remain focused.

6 weeks to Christmas

Last week, I met and talked to with my friend what is she was planning? I know what I want and I also know what I’m doing, she is not planning anything till Christmas, after she don’t care what is it happening (?).

I think that Christmas is more meaningful in 6 weeks just “waiting”. Yes, I know and understanding if you’re don’t like goals setting (if you do not like it choose another word) and do it your plan! It is important to set goals / your plans achievable.

Christmas tree

Covent Garden’s Christmas tree, London, UK

We are usually planned our major holidays, we are think of everything and everyone (family members, friends) and of course we are completely forgetting about ourselves. I know Christmas and New Year period is not about ourselves, of course we all know that’s time there is no control what and how much we eat, drink because it is Christmas.

6 weeks should be enough for a lot of things, you designed what gift to buy, what to cook, where to spend Christmas and what clothes we wear – especially we women have often a problem, since we ourselves are more critical than others. The dress shopping is not my favorite, because if you see something you like in the store, and then not be able to fit-on after love, I feel good in it. If you like you can not be sure that my partner is like and if my partner likes, not sure that I feel good in it, so a lot of variation out there that why they do not want new clothes taken rather stick to the “old one” of course my looking a little differently, and time to take action.

The dependence on the Christmas, every year on the same date it is 25; 26; December 🙂 In the next 6 weeks should be enough for many things – more energy the feast, we also plan how you are, wish list implementations = purchase gifts, decoration. In fact we can think of ourselves, how can we reach and meet our goals, our dreams, we can improve looking is by taking responsibility for ourselves, more and more consciously paying attention to what and when you eat can improve the self-esteem and go on the path that will help you to create and maintain our ideal weight, perfect shape our simple and secure way.

I know around Christmas did not really pay attention to what and how much you eat as a family and friends not us doing in the first place, but if you already start to implement it is much more likely to reduce the “bad sinner feeling” survive the holidays. Whatever starting ourselves in paying attention to what you want: =?: More power, energy? Do you want lose or gaining your body weight? Shape Faster, fitter body you desire? Which I’m talking to one thing change at a time which I hope you already done your everyday breakfst – healthy breakfast. Remember to take sufficient fluid intake = drinking enough water. Water is as important to a healthy lifestyle mainte as a well-chosen diet and regular exercise. Always drink a sufficient amount of water, the water helps to digest the meal. Therefore it is necessary at least 2 liters of fluid every day – to this a day coffee, tea and soup are included.

If you do not take responsbility about yourself, who will take care of you? – The bad news is that when others had taken notice you need a help it is will be more difficult to asses your appropriate.

By inserting some more excersice also needed, because the movement of the burn off the calories, and charged with energy.

My best wishes for your success 🙂

Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy Eating Habits


• Don’t skip breakfast!
• Eat 4-5 small portions including shakes and snacks throughout the day.
• Drink 6-8 glasses of water each day to keep your body hydrated.
• Include 6-8 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits each day.
• Reduce the amounts of bread, pasta, rice, potatoes you eat.
• Avoid foods with sugar, white flour, extra salt and saturated fat – mostly prepacked, processed meals.
• Pick fibre-rich wholegrain foods instead and eat oily fish sometimes – salmon, mackerel, sardines etc.
• Choose high quality meat and poultry.
• Eat earlier than late in the evening and don’t rush it.