Friday, June 25, 2010

More Water Less Coffee

I drink caffeinated in the morning, then switch to decaf in the afternoon. What can I say...I'm a coffee fanatic!

In my last post, I mentioned I created a standing station so I can spend less time sitting in front of my computer. I complained that my feet hurt. But something else was also ankles were swelling.

Back to my coffee fetish. I don't really drink just plain water. I mentioned that to my husband who forwarded me this information on dehydration. I'm sorry that I don't know the source, but check this out:

  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  • In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
  • One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
  • Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  • A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
  • Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
I've been struggling with some entrepreneurial weight gain, suffering from afternoon fatigue, and hunger late at night.

The past couple of days, I've been making myself drink more water. I've had at least 5 glasses. Guess what? I've noticed no ankle swelling, more energy, and lighter hunger pangs late at night. I also have to go to the bathroom more...but I can live with that.

So, Cheers! Here's to drinking more water everyday.


haode2010 said...

too much coffiene intake will make your calcium absorption poor.

Mary-Lynn said...

Ah, another good reason! Thanks. I continue to drink more water and feel better.