I’m sure you’ve heard multiple times the advice to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, but what are the best ways to stay hydrated?
1. Keep a water bottle handy – Always keep a reusable water bottle close by. This will remind you to take sips of water throughout the day.
2. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty – It’s important to drink water throughout the day, not just when you are thirsty.
3. Make your water more interesting – Add herbs and fresh fruit to your water to boost the flavor.
4. Drink fresh fruit & vegetable juices – Electrolytes, essential fatty acids, and minerals are an important part of keeping you hydrated.
5. Other water alternatives – Drinks like coconut water and skim milk make great alternatives to keep you hydrated.
6. Minimize your caffeine and alcohol intake – Drinks like coffee, tea, and soda contribute to dehydration.
For more hydration tips, visit: https://www.thedailymeal.com/tips-staying-hydrated-0.
My son and I have found fun ways at home to stay active and in shape. One of our favorite activities is to spell our name or favorite words using the alphabet workout we created below. You are welcome to create your own depending on how tough or easy you would like your workouts to be. For a harder workout, spell your first, middle, and last names. Enjoy this fun activity with your family!
A – 10 burpees J – 10 lunges S – drink 1 cup of water
B – 1-minute plank K – 10 jump squats T – 20 sit ups
C – 40 jumping jacks L – 10 tricep dips U – 1-minute high knees
D – 10 pushups M – 30 arm circles V – 20 bicycle crunches
E – 10 squats N – 10 side lunges W – 30 butt kicks
F – 1- minute wall sit O – 1-minute high knees X – 20 reverse crunches
G – 20 crunches P – 10 jumping lunges Y – 20 star jumps
H – 20 calf raises Q – 20 walking lunges Z – 20 skaters
I – 20 mountain climbers R – 1-minute of stair runs
With warmer weather and COVID19, many families are getting outside more than ever. Below are 3 easy tips for enjoying the outdoors safely!
1. Planning – most common emergencies and injuries are weather-related. Always check the weather forecast and consider the 3 D’s (difficulty, duration, and distance) to plan and prepare accordingly.
2. Preparation – read up on trail etiquette, study a map, and research information on your specific activity. Essential items for outdoor adventure are: navigation (map, GPS, or compass), sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat), water, extra food, a first aid kit, flashlight, and a lightweight jacket.
3. Prevention – common sense, planning, and preparation can prevent many outdoor injuries including dehydration, sunburn, knee and ankle sprains, insect bites/stings, and snake/animal bites.
For more information, visit: https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2019/07/19/live-well-how-safely-enjoy-outdoors/1781785001/.
Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!