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Hydration: Water Math

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After Adaptation (making sure your nervous system is clear and balanced), and Restoration (giving your body the rest it needs to heal), Hydration is the most important thing your body needs to keep functioning the way it was designed.

So, as we close out the summer and great ready to move into the fall months where it may not be as easy to remember to drink your water, here is one simple place you can look to have all the tips you need to get your daily water intake in!

Make sure you know how much you need to drink!

Water Math (I'll be honest, it's the only math I'm really good at)

Your body weight in pounds divided by 2 is the number of ounces you should be drinking daily. When exercising, I also recommend an extra 8 oz for every 30 minutes of exercise.

So, now that you have your number... How are you going to drink all that water?

Purely because its annoying, I highly recommend you find the largest water bottle you're willing to carry. If you can handle a 24 to 32oz bottle, it's best. Once you have that figured out, take your total number of ounces and divide that by the number of ounces your bottle carries. Now you know how many refills you need to drink!

In the morning, if you need 3 or 4 or really whatever number refills, take that many rubber bands and wrap them around your water bottle. As you refill, take one off! (You may also want to prep a 16 oz glass by your bedside for the morning)

Start by drinking 16 oz, first thing in the morning upon waking. This is a great way to start your day and flush your system.

After that, drink up to 8 oz every 20 minutes and not more often then that. When you chug water, it truly goes right through your system and is almost of no use to you. Not chugging your water will really be helpful in limiting bathroom trips as well.

At this rate, you can probably be done with your water intake by lunch. so even if you only drink 16 oz of water every hour, you can spread your water intake through out the day without getting to close to bedtime.

Set an alarm if you need to! When I first started preparing for Baby #1, and how all these essentials came into my life, I drank very limited water. I really did have to set an alarm to get serious about my water intake. Use a fitness app to track it, the rubber band system, find whatever works for you. 

Being serious about your hydration can truly change your health.

So for anyone that got a little lost with my math, here is an example:

180 lb person will need to drink 90 oz of water per day.

If they are using a 24 oz water bottle and they drink 16 oz first thing in the morning, the balance is 74 oz.

74 / 24 is approx 3 refills

At 16 oz an hour, water intake will be complete by noon! (4 sips every 15 minutes, or 8 sips every 30 minutes)

(Remember to add in extra water for exercise time)

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

Your Home, Your Haven – What you should beware of in your home…

What is making you sick in your home?

After we buy our house we feel as if our home is our safe haven for our emotional well being and our health. We do everything we can to keep our houses clean and buy the right products, but there may be a few things that most people may not know about or even be aware that is harming their health at home.

So think back to that home inspection when the inspector pointed out that the duct work in the attic may have Asbestos.

How about the vinyl floor in the bathroom or kitchen that hasn’t been replaced yet? How are your shower curtains made? Did you check your water source, what’s in your water? Did you buy new flame resistant furniture or carpets for the your house? What about your electronics?

As innocent as it may sound, not knowing about these Harmful 4 can damage your health. It’s better to be safe than sorry because  good health lasts a lifetime.

4 DANGERS LURKING IN YOUR HOME:

Asbestos:  
What it is: A naturally occurring fibrous mineral found in Housing insulation, drywall, artificial fireplace logs,toys
Health Hazard: Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer
What You Should Know: Asbestos in products is not always labeled, and while most manufacturers have abandoned it or reduced its levels, it's still not banned by the U.S. government

Decabromodiphenyl Ether (DECA):
What it is: A flame retardant, found in Electronics, furniture and carpets
Health Hazards: Permanent learning and memory deficits; hearing defects; decreased sperm count in animals
What You Should Know: Following EPA advice, the industry began phasing out the chemical in December 2009

Phthalates: 
What They Are: Chemicals that give plastic its resilience and flexibility, found in Toys, raincoats, shower curtains, vinyl flooring, detergents, food packaging, shampoos
Health Hazards: Animal studies show reduced sperm counts and reproductive abnormalities; evidence of a link to liver cancer in humans
What You Should Know: Congress passed legislation in 2008 to ban six phthalates from toys and cosmetics

Fluoride: 
What It Is: A form of the basic element fluoride, found in Toothpaste and tap water.
Health Hazards: Neurotoxic and potentially tumorigenic if swallowed; the American Dental Association advises that children under 2 not use fluoride toothpaste
What You Should Know: Government studies support current fluoride levels in tap water, but studies on long-term exposure and cancers are ongoing.

 
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About the Author:

Aleksandra is a native to the area and familiar to the particular needs of the community. Aleks believes that every individual is as unique as the homes they live in. Ultimately a house is not a home until you find the right one. Aleks has worked in the real estate industry since 1999 and has found that integrity is the main ingredient to any successful real estate relationship. She is an E-pro specialist as well as being an International Presidents Circle award winner. Whether you are moving across town or across country, let her HUNT for YOUR dream home. She is your Home HUNTing specialist!

Phone: 818-451-9029
Email: Hunt4Homes@Dilbeck.com
Website: aleksandrahunt.dilbeck.com