Keeping in the game is all about energy. Whether you pump iron, play Frisbee, do Pilates, or a little of each, strength and stamina have to be part of the mix. The other key ingredients in this mix are calories and water. Our bodies are 60% water and a calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.
When you lift weights, you can burn up to 475 calories, depending on your body weight and workout intensity. When you play Frisbee, you can burn up to 700 calories, depending on how you play. An hour of Pilates burns about 250 calories. The calorie equation for weight loss is pretty straightforward: burn more than you consume. A no-brainer, except when it comes to hydration.
Your body depends on water for its survival. Every cell, tissue, and organ needs water, and yet you lose this precious water in large amounts during exercise, mostly in the form of sweat.
The sports drink industry would have you replenish with a high calorie, salty beverage. This is fine if your workout intensity matches that of the professional athletes these drinks were originally designed for. But if your exercise regime does not make NFL-type demands on your body, you could be consuming extra calories that will easily add up to those you just burned off.
But it is essential to hydrate after you exercise. This is where Blossom Water fits in to your fitness routine: the great taste will keep you drinking and the low calorie count will not put back on what you just burned off. So drink up. Blossom Water has only 45 calories per bottle.
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