Order your Trackable Hydr-8 Water Bottle Today! Drink to your Health!

 

The Hydr-8 mug provides a convenient way of tracking your daily water intake.  It provides short term goals for you to reach in order to achieve your daily goal of 8 cups of water consumption.

The mug is divided into two hour increments.  At each time marker, you should have consumed at least 8 ounces more of water.  If you get a little behind?  No big deal.  It’s easy to catch up.  Half way through your day (by 2:00), you should fill up your water bottle for a second time.  Keep meeting your hourly goals and by the end of the day, you will have consumed 64 ounces of water in addition to your normal dietary intake of fluids!  Mission Accomplished.  Now, don’t you feel better?

Drink your water!

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Not satisfied with your fitness results? Now what? Create a plan of action to address each obstacle that is getting in your way!

hydr8-004What are your goals? What are you doing to attain them? Without a plan, a goal is merely a wish…and, quite frankly, you are about as likely to see your wish granted as you were to get that pony you asked Santa for when you were 9. You have to earn it. It’s not just going to happen.

So, where do you start? Well, exercise and clean eating are pretty much the consensus.

So map out your plan.

1. Make a commitment to exercise. Maybe you need to start with a short walk every day. Maybe you’re ready for tough group fitness classes or you want to train for a marathon. Whatever it is, choose something that will challenge you. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep seeing the results you’ve always seen. Challenge yourself. It will be hard. It’s supposed to be hard.

2. Make a diet plan. Don’t starve yourself. Turn your diet into a positive. Plan healthy snacks that you eat throughout the day (even if you’re not hungry yet). Eat a high fiber, low sugar diet. Fresh fruits and veggies can fill in the gap between larger meals. Keep track of what you’re eating (I like myfitnesspal.com) …and don’t lie about it. Your body keeps an accurate record of what you’re eating even if you fudge it on your exercise diary.

3. Drink your water. Seriously. Get your Hydr-8 mug and really follow your time goals. Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day in addition to water you drink at workout or at meals. If you get enough water, your body will naturally start to flush out toxins, strengthen your organs, and help you to feel energized and healthy.

4. Get enough sleep. Go to bed early and wake up early. Your body needs adequate sleep time in order to maximize the effects you get from exercise. Don’t deprive your body of rest. You won’t thank yourself later.

Start there. Just 4 steps. Once you feel comfortable with these baby steps, you can tweak and improve until you’re a fitness machine! But today, just make a plan.

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12 easy tips to get enough water in your diet

hydr8121. Use a reminder water bottle like Hydr-8 so you are able to check your progress throughout the day.

2. Avoid caffeinated beverages when possible. Caffeine acts as a diuretic and drains water from your body. When you drink a caffeinated beverage, you are losing more water than you are putting in.

3. Drink extra water when you do a strenuous workout. You lose a lot of water when you sweat. Your body needs you to replace that water in order to get the maximum benefits of your workout. If you are sweating a lot, you should consider a beverage with electrolytes (like Gatorade or Powerade). You still get to count the water in these as long as you choose a non-caffeinated option!

4. Change the flavor. There are many zero-calorie flavoring agents that can help to occasionally “spice up” your water. If you prefer to stay away from artificial sweeteners, you can try flavoring your water with cut fresh fruit.

5. Set a reminder on your phone. There are apps available that can send you a text or an alert at specific times of day. You could set them to remind you just before you reach your next Hydr-8 goal so you can drink that water quickly if you had forgotten.

6. Carry your water bottle with you everywhere. Make a goal to drink 1 cup when you are stopped at a stoplight or before you get out of the car at each destination.

7. Each time a craving for food hits (especially between meals), drink 8 ounces of water instead. It’s no secret that sometimes our bodies think we’re hungry when we’re really just thirsty. After you drink your water, wait it out for 20 minutes and see if your craving goes away.

8. Put a sticky note over your computer mouse. Each time you reach for the mouse, you will have to remove the sticky note and drink 8 ounces of water. (You’ll be surprised how often this happens!)

9. Make a rule for yourself to drink 8 ounces each time your favorite TV show reaches a commercial break. If it’s sports that you watch, drink 8 ounces at the beginning, 1/2 time, and end or at each quarter.

10. Refill your Hydr-8 water bottle immediately when you empty it. It’s easy to sip water throughout the day if the bottle is filled. If you let it get empty, though, you are much less likely to keep going.

11. Mark the outside of your Hydr-8 water bottle with a wet-erase marker each time you empty it. Maybe you will stay ahead of the curve!

12. Start a Hydr-8 competition with a friend or group of people. (Maybe somebody you see daily at work or an exercise group?) See who can stay on track with their 64 ounces of water/day for the longest stretch of time, or keep track over a month to see who completes their goal most often.

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That hand-weight’s not going to lift itself!

Time to Take Action!

Time to Take Action!

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5 Reasons NOT to buy disposable water bottles:

Plastic-Bottles5 reasons why NOT to purchase bottled water:
1. Bottled water is not any healthier or cleaner than tap water, although the industry may claim
2. One plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to decompose; therefore, loading up our landfills for years at a time (Greeniac24)
3. Expensive and costly compared to drinking tap water or filtered water from a reusable Hydr-8 bottle
4. The production of each plastic bottle uses energy, omits toxins into the air, and uses more water to produce than actually put into the bottle for drinking
5. Disposable Plastic bottles contain a harmful substance called polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which is dangerous to human health. In 2004, 85 percent of these bottles ended up in landfills or as litter. That’s 24 billion empty water bottles—66 million EVERY DAY—for ONE YEAR!
5 Benefits of using a reusable Hydr-8 water bottle:
1. Better for our environment by reducing the amount of fossil fuels and toxins released into the air during production
2. Durable, stylish, and can help you decrease your carbon footprint
3. Tap water is more cost-efficient. Bottled water can cost up to 500 times the cost of tap water
4. Better for your health and the health of your family because Hydr-8 bottles are BPA-free, lead-free reusable bottles
5. Convenient. Most public facilities have water fountains to fill up your water bottle.
The decision is a no-brainer. The better choice is to have a reusable Hydr-8 water bottle, yet millions of disposable bottles of water are purchased every day. We all have the choice to make a change for the environment, the economy, and our personal health. Change your life. Drink to your Health!

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9 Great Reasons To Drink Water

dreamstime_s_207494641. Weight Loss – Water has no calories, no fat, no carbs, no sugar
2. Heart Healthy – Water can lower your risk of heart attack by up to 41%
3. Energy – Being Dehydrated can zap your energy and make you feel tired
4. To Cure Headaches – Headaches can be caused by dilated blood vessels in your head. Your body naturally dilates those blood vessels when you are dehydrated.
5. Healthy Skin – Water helps to flush out toxins, clear out your skin, and give you a healthy glow.
6. Better Exercise – Being dehydrated can severely decrease your exercise performance
7. Digestive Problems – water can help promote digestive motility and help clear up acid problems.
8. Cancer Risk – Water can help reduce your risk of colon cancer as well as bladder cancer.
9. Cleansing – Water helps your body to flush out toxins and waste.

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12 Tricks to Lose Weight Naturally and keep it off!

1. Always drink your water. Don’t wait until you feel ‘thirsty’. By drinking water throughout the day, your body will feel more full and will not crave unhealthy foods as quickly. Hydr-8 mugs can help by reminding you to drink your water.

2. Stop counting calories. Eat foods that nourish your body. A meal of fat-free, sugar-free, refined processed foods is also nutrient-free and won’t satisfy you for long. Nutrient-dense whole foods like vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and healthy fat will help your body will come to its natural healthy weight.

3. Plan your meals ahead. By planning and packing healthy food at times when you are not hungry, you will make better choices.

4. Replace diet soda with unsweetened beverages. Diet drinks keep your sweet tooth craving sweets. Instead, drink water with a slice of lemon or lime in your Hydr-8 drink mug. The insulated mug helps to keep the water cold throughout the day.

5. Use small plates when you eat. Fill 1/2 your plate with low or non-starchy veggies. Fill 1/4, with a whole grain. Fill the last 1/4 with protein like lean cuts of meat, tofu or eggs.

6. Concentrate on eating 5 vegetables per day. Sometimes, when we focus on what we should be eating, it is easier to forget about all of the things we should not be eating.

7. Think of the constant change your body is going though. Remind yourself, “My body is losing weight right now” every moment that you are making healthy choices and choosing not to overeat. When you are faced with an unhealthy choice, you have to decide whether you want to halt the progress you are currently making.

8. Enjoy less healthy foods in small portions only occasionally. Some people like to give themselves a free meal or a free day each week. Not letting yourself eat something you love may make you feel deprived and frustrated and undermine your efforts to eat well.

9. When eating out ask your server for healthy menu options. There are almost always healthy choices you can make.

10. Don’t buy the junk food. . . even if it’s on sale. Don’t pretend it’s for the kids. (Kids are better served by learning healthy habits as well). Stock your fridge with healthy foods and you will create a healthy, successful environment.

11. When you start to crave something unhealthy, view your motivational photos, set a 20 minute timer, and remind yourself why you are making healthy choices. Most of the time, the craving will go away before the 20 minutes are up.

12. Talk positively to yourself. Don’t throw an entire day out because of one bad choice. Each bite counts – for good or for bad – no matter what you had earlier in the day.

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Water Bottle with Time Marker Goals Helps with Health and Weight Loss!

Water is so essential to our health and wellness!  Attached you will find a link to an article by Shape magazine that tells us Six ways water can help solve any problem!

The time marker goals printed on the outside of the Hydr-8 water bottle help to keep you on track so you don’t fall behind drinking your water throughout the day.  Manage or avoid health problems just by drinking enough water.

 

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/6-reasons-drinking-water-helps-solve-any-problem

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How does adequate hydration help to boost metabolism?

Metabolism is essentially the speed at which our body’s motor is running. The metabolic rate is the speed at which our body burns calories. People with a higher metabolic rate burn more calories while at rest. About 60-75% of energy is expended by the body at rest.

People with a lower percentage of body fat have a higher metabolism than others that are less muscular because muscle needs more calories to maintain itself than
fat. People who have a slower metabolic rate have a harder time losing weight. Dehydration can slow metabolic rate.

How to Speed up Metabolism:
Do not skip any meals
Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily (Hydr-8 bottle can help you remember!)
Exercise daily
Include weight training exercises to boost metabolic rate.
Avoid refined sugar and alcohol
Eat foods high in fiber and nutrients

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How to Lose Weight with WATER! – Trackable Water Bottles

How to lose weight with WATER:

1. Drink enough water throughout the day. Drinking water during the day can help keep you feel full without consuming high-calorie foods and snacks. You may also eat less when you DO have a snack, as water will help give you the sensation of being full. Consuming fewer calories on a daily basis can help speed weight loss. Hydr-8 bottles can help you remember to DRINK YOUR WATER!

2. Drink a glass of water before every meal. In several weight loss studies, those who drank water before eating a meal regularly consumed fewer calories and saw improved weight loss results. If you use water before a meal to increase weight loss, do not forget to monitor quantities and calorie intake of your food as well.

3. Replace sweetened drinks with water. Instead of drinking soda, alcoholic beverages, smoothies, juices, or other high-calorie drinks, grab your Hydr-8 water bottle. Swapping in a zero-calorie beverage for high-calorie alternatives can spare you hundreds of calories per day.

4. Drink cold water to speed your metabolism. In a study on water-induced thermogenesis, researchers found that drinking cold water caused an increase in energy expenditure in both men and women, likely caused by the body’s efforts to warm the water to body temperature. In the study, the effects of elevated metabolism began about 10 minutes after consuming the water and peaked at 30-40 minutes after drinking. Hydr-8 Insulated water bottles help to keep your water cold all day long!

5. Match any alcohol consumption with equal amounts of water. This matched fluid intake should not count toward your daily water intake, according to the Water Diet. Any water you drink to match alcohol should be in addition to your daily water goal.

6. Drink water and cut salt intake to lose water weight. Reducing the amount of dietary salt you consume (by cutting table salt, canned or frozen foods, and lunch meat from your diet) can help you lose water weight quickly, particularly when combined with an increase in daily water intake.dreamstime_s_11026877

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This New Year, make a resolution to Drink to Your Health! Hydr-8!

Water is your body’s principal chemical component, making up the majority of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water, as it flushes toxins out of vital organs.

Your body loses water throughout the day, and this water must be replenished in order to keep it functioning efficiently. Caffeine acts as a diuretic (water pill). When you drink caffeinated beverages, you actually lose more fluid than you are gaining. For every caffeinated beverage you drink, you need to add an EXTRA glass of water to the amount you would already need to drink!

Dehydration occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy, decrease your metabolic rate, and make you tired.

If you have a New Year’s Resolution to boost your metabolism and to get your body in better shape next year, start with WATER! Get your systems running efficiently so you don’t sabotage your efforts before you even begin!

Drink to your Health! Hydr-8hydr812

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