"Fit Bit" Friday

Hydration is sooo important before, during and after a good workout.  The recommendation for water intake, male and female, is approximately 9-12 cups of water a day.  It's good for your hair, skin and organ function.  Get it from drinking water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables that hold tons of water! So, stay hydrated, fit and continue to take care of yourself! 


New Findings on Water Consumption

Information from Let's Move

Information from Let's Move

In addition to people joining in the movement, we are also excited that the campaign is starting to see results. Recently, Hank Cardello, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, shared anarticle about Drink Up and the campaign's successful approach in bringing together various companies and entities around the goal of encouraging Americans to take a simple step to improve their health by drinking more water.

Highlights of progress include a recent report by the Natural Marketing Institute reporting from a survey of 40,000 consumers that the number of eight-ounce servings of plain water drunk per day from all sources, including bottled, tap, and filtered, was up 2.7% for the quarter ending March 31, 2014, compared with the fall quarter of 2013 when Drink Up was launched.

In addition, restaurant data reported by NPD Group show that tap water servings rose 3% in the quarter ending December 31, 2013, compared with a 1% gain for the entire year.

While it is great to begin to see these results, we know there is more work to be done. We look forward to continuing efforts to encourage Americans of all ages to drink more water.

And remember, you are what you drink, and when you drink water, you drink up!

Thirsty for more? Visit www.youarewhatyoudrink.org to get involved.


Nicol A Hodges

Nicol A. Hodges aka "Nic" is fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events.