Why Drink Water?
Water is vital in our day-to-day lives. We need it to function, we need it to live. Yet, many people do not consume enough water daily. We should strive to drink 8–12 glasses of water a day! Our body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. It’s important to re-hydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.
With Race for the Cure approaching on Sunday, November 5 at Six Flags Great Adventure, you may be putting in extra hours of running or workouts, which is why it’s important to properly replenish any lost fluid. Drink often for up to 24 hours after your run or workout.
Keeping hydrated by drinking water not only refuels your body, it has many great benefits:
- Aids in digestion of food
- Helps blood circulate
- Flushes out toxins
- Prevents cramps
- Keeps your stomach full for longer
- Aids in weight loss
- Clears your skin complexion
- Aids in hair growth, shine, and flexibility
- Improves how well your organs function
Drinking 8–12 glasses of water a day may seem hard, but we’ve got some great tips to help increase your daily intake of water and make a positive change in your life:
- Get a large water bottle (32 ounces) and place 2 rubber bands around the bottle. Each time you refill take the rubber band off and place around your wrist. Once you’ve taken both rubber bands off and you finish the 3rd lot, you know you’ve consumed close to 100 ounces.
- Continuously sip on water throughout the day. Start as soon as you wake up and continue until you go to sleep. This method will help to stretch your glasses of water throughout the course of the day, and prevent you from feeling too full.
- Deliciously infuse your water with cut up fruit of your choice! This will assist in increasing your water intake, while also getting the added nutrients from the fruit.
Priscilla McRae, THE MAX Challenge
Priscilla is a mother to three teenagers, and 12 years ago her crazy journey began when she came to the United States from Australia so her daughter would be able to receive a heart transplant. Little did they know that America was about to become their new home.
After Priscilla’s daughters health became stabilized, Priscilla found comfort in THE MAX Challenge, helping her take charge of her life back with healthy eating, daily exercise and a positive outlook on life for her and her children.
After gaining almost 80 lbs from the stress of her family’s situation, she managed to lose close to 70lbs through the ten week program and found a new love for fitness. She worked to become a MAX Certified instructor in order to pay it forward to others in similar situations to hers.
Fast forward 5 years and now she is running the Instructor Training program, at THE MAX Challenge, helping to change thousands of people’s lives. With her background in corporate training in human resources, and her passion for giving back to the community, she strives to continue to make a difference to everyone that crosses her path.