Sunday, October 7, 2007

Dealing the Weight Loss Hand {Week 8}

Wow, Stephanie and Roxann did some great cards for last week! And Roxann had a great tip! Before she goes out to eat, she looks online at the dinner menu. She picks out her meal before she ever leaves the house. That way she can make a healthier choice. Wonderful tip! Thank you girls for sharing your wonderful cards. I will pick a RAK winner tomorrow since everyone still has several hours to complete their cards. Good luck everyone!

Now onto this week! Several of you suggested that we do a card on the benefits of water. Well, since I LOVE water, I think that this is a great topic for this week. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women consume 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water a day. Here are some benefits of drinking water as stated on http://www.health-benefit-of-water.com/:

  • Maintains the body’s Ph balance in order to prevent and cure disease.
  • Lubricates joints and can help with arthritis.

  • Helps with low back pain by helping the spinal column and discs support the weight of the body.

  • Helps keeps skin beautiful and healthy looking.

  • Helps maintain good eye health.

  • Plays a key role in the metabolic breakdown of proteins and carbohydrates making burning fat and assisting in weight loss another important benefit.

  • To lose excess fluids, you may need to drink MORE water. Dehydration can cause the body to retain fluid that will be released as you drink more water.

  • Maintains muscle tone.

  • Regulates of body temperature.
And in case you are not convinced yet that water is good for you, here is an awesome article written by the Mayo Clinic about water. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283. So, can you guess what our 14th card prompt is? You guessed it! WATER!

The 14th Card Prompt: Water—do you drink it? Why or why not? What could you do to drink more water each day? What is it you like about water?
Have fun, and I would love to see the unique ways you find to enjoy drinking more water each day!

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

Patter! I love all the great tips on water...I LOVE drinking water myself! LOVE your cards too! xoxo
Loves,
K

{connie} said...

love all the beautiful cards. your work is amaZing!! congrats on all you do. *hugs* connie

Aimeslee said...

Love the blues, Patter, great cards!

Robyn said...

What a clever idea with the cards.

the real ~Roxann~ said...

water....ok, i'll tackle water cards sometime this week!

:)
Roxann

Stephanie said...

Here's my card for this week:

http://stephsscraphappenings.blogspot.com/

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