The following are the first two of the Chesprocott’s Healthy Communities Coalition Health Tips, being offered by the Health District on a weekly basis throughout 2018:
Chesprocott will be promoting various aspects of wellness to improve your overall lifestyle, because we want you to be well. A healthy lifestyle means balancing many factors, not merely consuming an apple a day. When this balance is achieved, body, mind and spirit all work in harmony and function at optimum levels.
Healthy Hint ONE
More than 60 percent of your body is made of water, which you need to function. When you sweat, go to the bathroom, or even breathe, you lose a lot of that water. And the best way to get it back is through food and drink.
How much water does the average healthy adult need in a day? There’s no one formula that fits every person, and it depends on things like your age, health, activity level and the climate you live in. But generally, men should drink about 13 cups (3 liters) and women about nine cups (2.2 liters) of water daily.
Need ways to add more water to your life? It is easy. Keep water bottles with you in your car, at work, by your computer, or in your purse. Add fresh fruit slices to your water to give it taste. Make goals with yourself or a friend to drink a certain number of cups by noon and by nighttime each day.
Benefits of Drinking Water
- Promotes weight loss.
- Flushes out toxins.
- Increases energy and
- Improves skin complexion.
- Maintains regularity.
- Boosts immune system.
- Natural headache remedy.
Healthy Hint TWO
Health affects everything—your quality of life, your emotional and mental well-being, your relationships, work, and finances. It even affects what you do for fun.
Don’t take your health for granted. Spread a living message to everyone you know. It’s not hard to do. You can ride your bike more and motivate others to do the same. Or start a community garden that gets your neighbors moving and socializing. Good health is contagious, and little choices can make a big impact.
Try to think positively and exercise daily. Eat healthy, work hard, stay strong, build faith, worry less, read more, and be happy.