Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW) July 24- July 30

GHHEditor July 26th, 2016

This summer has been extremely warm. The bright sun, high temperature, and sticky air can leave you feeling thirsty. Instead of grabbing a bottle of juice or soda, try grabbing a bottle of water. Drinking water is important for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention water helps your body:

  •  Keep your temperature normal at 98.6 °F.
  • Make your joints move better.
  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
  • Get rid of wastes in your body.

Along with all of these benefits, water has fewer calories than sugary drinks like juice and soda. Water has zero calories while sugary drinks can have 150 calories per 12 ounces.  As a result, water can help you lose weight and make you more alert.

Here are some tips for drinking more water:

  •  Choose water instead of a sugar-sweetened beverage.
  • Carry a reusable bottle or container with you when traveling so you can easily refill it with water.
  • Try flavoring your water with fruits, herbs, and vegetables like strawberry, mint, and cucumber.

Drinking water can be healthy, tasty, and refreshing especially in the summer. To learn more about the benefits of water visit New York City health website.

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