Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Are you drinking your 8 glasses a day?
When I was in boot camp, we were issued water bottles that were bulky and with us at absolutely all times. If your RDC
(enlisted military trainers of your unit) saw that your bottle was full at any time you might be the cause of everyone being forced to drink the entire jug
- the result was always at least one person throwing up.
The reason for this was very important - water was vital to our every day activities.
We were losing a lot of water throughout the day (sweating with punishment exercise and other daily activities). There was even a rumor that a kid died of dehydration within the last few years
, causing the training facility to make it a rule that ALL sailors are to be monitored in their water consumption at all times.
Water is still important - not drinking enough can sometimes even cause you to feel hungry. I work in an office, and I try to take short walks throughout the day to add steps to my pedometer.
But drinking all this water forces me to have to get up for the restroom anyway... I try not to take shortcuts and focus on my glutes and abs when I walk... sometimes doing lunges too (hoping no one catches me LOL).
Here's the pitcher I fill every morning and keep on my desk to refill my cup (the link is to my foodie blog I write in addition to this one).
What are you doing to drink more water?