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Hydration

Hydration

Hydration – a term used to indicate that a substance contain water “Hydration is important because the body is comprised mostly of water, and the proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies really determines how most of our systems function, including nerves and muscles,” says Larry Kenney, PhD, a professor of physiology and kinesiology. Drinking fluids serves a range of purposes in our bodies, such as removing waste through urine; controlling our body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; and also maintaining a healthy metabolism. The big questions is always, “How much water do we need to consume per day?” The answer to that is quite simple – drink enough fluid so that you urinate every 2-4 hours, and that your urine is light in colour . If you go through a day that you went to the bathroom at 8am and only again at 4pm with a dark coloured urine, you know you have not been drinking enough fluids during the day. Another guideline is to...

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Planning

Planning

For my first blog post I would like to highlight one of the most important and crucial points to me when it comes to healthy eating, and that is planning planning and once again planning. When you are at work, and 11.00 comes and your stomach is starting to rumble, you would naturally go out and find the quickest and easiest meal you can find, which 90% of the time will not be the healthiest and best option for you. If you packed a healthy lunchbox with a healthy lunch and easy on-the-go snacks on the other hand it would not have been necessary to compromise your health with unhealthy food options. On a Sunday I normally do my food prep for the week ahead, which makes it much easier to adhere to healthy food choices when you have a busy week schedule ahead of you with little time to prepare food. I would pack snacks like nuts, seeds dried fruit and biltong in little containers so I can just grab it in the morning for our lunch boxes. For lunch...

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