How To Keep Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions: The Key Is Hydration
It's a new year and many people are hopping on the resolution bandwagon. For many people, a new year means new fitness goals. Whether you are looking to partake in a healthier lifestyle to lose weight, lower your cholesterol or increase your energy levels, hydration is key to keeping your 2019 resolution commitments.
Did you know: Replacing One Can of Soda Daily with Water Will Help You Lose 15 Pounds?
According to CNN, If you replace every 150-calorie can of soda consumed daily with a glass of water, you save more than 1,000 calories per week, which translates to 15 pounds lost over a year. Drinking a glass of water before a meal can help fill you up and eat fewer food calories.
Boost Your Metabolism
Being hydrated can help boost your metabolism and help you feel more energized during the day. According to SFGate, water accounts for well over half of your body weight -- 50 to 60 percent for women and 60 to 65 percent for men. Each day you routinely lose a certain amount of fluid through perspiration and the elimination of wastes. It should hardly come as a surprise to learn that dehydration can compromise the efficiency of most body functions, including metabolism. Research indicates that optimal hydration can help to jump-start a sluggish metabolism.
"It keeps your body running efficiently, allowing it to work smarter, not harder," said Caroline Passerrello, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Ketosis has nothing on Water-Induced Thermogenesis
As a follow-up to their 2003 findings that drinking 500 milliliters of water quickly induced thermogenesis -- the calorie-burning stage of metabolism -- in men and women of normal weight, German researchers repeated their study with patients who were overweight or obese but otherwise healthy. Their findings, published in the August 2007 issue of “The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,” showed that test subjects experienced an average 24 percent increase in energy expenditure within one hour of drinking the water. Thank you water-induced thermogenesis!
How to Keep Hydrated?
We know it can be a hassle to not only consume water, but to also monitor your consumption. The Hydration Junkie Transporter Jug can help! With marked liters and an easy-to-use design, we hope to help you meet (and exceed) your New Year's resolutions.