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When I signed up for SP I liked the information I read and the group I joined ,the welcome and the advice from everyone respond to my introduction. I love so much the support that gave the motivation to start to log in more often looking for more contact .SP helped me to watch what I am eating and my portion ,I am drinking more water than before .Could you keep a secret I am going to exercise today for the first time after I joined SP .Thank you all
Mild dehydration can make you tired. Symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, fatigue, no urine/dark urine, sweating, muscle cramps, headache, rapid heart beat & nausea. Drinking water is an essential treatment for dehydration, but Fruits and veggies are packed with water and other nutrients your body needs. Heat and Humidity can cause dehydration and heat exhaustion. Eat Watermelon, cantalope, peaches, berries, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, squash.
Blend the green vegetables and get a nice drink, use vegetables like, ginger root, celery, cucumber, parsley, apple, spinach, lime and lemon, you don't need any sugar or sugar substitute. This is tasty and delicious.
If you make a list before going shopping and walk briskly to each thing and then straight to the counter to check out you will not only burn more calories than you would by shopping slowly, but you'll also spend less by not picking up extra things!
Huddle with all of your teams every day. It will serve the same purpose as a Huddle in Football. By the time you have gone to each team you will have read/ and heard in you head Go Team! Woo Hoo! You can do it! Make it Happen! Even (especially) on days where I feel like a lump the Huddle gets me up and exercising.
Just don't drink it! Diet or Regular it is just nasty and a bad habit. I challenge soda drinkers to write down the ingredients and then research what they are and what they do to your body. One key point I want to make is Diet is not better for you than regular. Diet soda is just as likely to cause health issues, like diabetes, as regular soda. Educate yourself!
Take a quick photo of the treadmill, elliptical or other machine, so you can easily refer to it later for info to plug into your tracker or on your team message boards or challenges (calories burned, distance, average speed, time, resistance/incline, steps per minute, etc.)
Since I bring breakfast, lunch and snacks to work each day, I enter everything I've brought when I log into Sparkpeople first thing in the morning. I also enter what I've planned for dinner. That gives me a good view of my day and sometimes encourages me to change the menu (swap string beans for corn at dinner or skip the potato), reminds me whether I've gotten my fruits and veggies, and shows if I have room for an extra snack.