Learn how you can live a healthier, happier and smarter life in this series featuring the five secrets from Fitness Guru Annick Robinson. In this part she looks at the importance keeping hydrated to a healthy lifestyle.
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Veronica: Fitness crew Annick Robinson is sharing her secrets to the healthy lifestyle. Hi! I’m Veronica at watchmojo.com and today we are taking to look at the second step hydration. Annick Robinson: Our first step was about nutrition and you really can’t optimize on nutrition which to be talks about or your exercise if you’re not hydrating correctly so our second most important thing to look at when getting healthy is your hydration. Veronica: Is an hydration something that it can naturally to us? Annick Robinson: Will not really because thirst is actually the last symptom of dehydration and all of the symptoms of dehydration which a lot of people can recognize or stress, hunger, food cravings, headaches, insomnia, crankiness, thirst is the last one. By the time you are thirsty you’re extremely dehydrated. Veronica: Now there are many liquids that you can drink this is kind of a form of hydration? Annick Robinson: No, we’re the only animal on the planet that drinks anything but water. From a physiological stand point drinking is design to clean your body so when you use coffee to do that it’s also serves to regulate your body temperature. What you do when you sweet to bring your body temperature down when your exercising so you want to do that with some diet soda for example you want to do that with water and also helps optimize all of your organ functions and your brain functions and you want to do that with beer alcohol and you want to do that with water. Veronica: Now there are people who after the gym and take there protein shake to go, is that bad? Annick Robinson: When you think about it you eat your nutrition and you drink water for hydration. You should be drinking anything that you counting of us nutrition you shouldn’t be drinking your food you should be drinking water. In fact I would tell people that are grabbing that protein shake that you better of having a handful of almonds and a bottle of water. Is more delicious anyway to chew your food and it’s better for you digestion and the water will fill so good once you really have a good workout. Veronica: How much water should someone drink daily? Annick Robinson: On a general basis for the average person, two liters a day I know it sounds psychological. When I ask people what they are drinking most of them will tell me to start off the day with the large cup of coffee and then they might have a juice and then they’ll have a shake and then they’ll have soda and then they’ll have two or three glasses of wine with dinner. When you think about it you’re probably consuming about two liters of fluids in your day without actually hydrating your body. And some of the foods you’re drinking could actually be dehydrating it. So if you replace some of those things with a simple 500 milliliter bottle of water have one in the morning and have one around your lunch time and have one in the afternoon and then one sometimes in the evening so that will give you two liters of water during your day and that should be optimal if you’re exercising vigorously you actually will loss twice as amount of water in one hour of vigorous exercise. Veronica: What about those who like to start at there day out with the big glasses of orange juice. Annick Robinson: In theory it seems like that would be a really healthy choice. Except that if you ever press your own orange juice you’d realize not to make a full glass or orange juice to you will be pressing about 12 oranges. If I ever asks you to eat 12 oranges for breakfast you’d think I was not so you better off skipping the orange juice having a full orange and a glass of water and you will be much more satisfied from eating the orange anyway and your vitamin C will be nice and fresh and not oxidize and loss its value like it would be in a glass of juice. Veronica: Do you want to leave us with any final thoughts concerning dehydration? Annick Robinson: Most people don’t even realize that they are dehydrated but i

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