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We all know how important
hydration is to our health,
but when it comes to
drinking the recommended
8-10 glasses of water per
day, knowing is definitely
the shorter, wimpier part
of the battle. Enter the
Hydracoach. This clever
little bottle calculates how
much water you should be
drinking based on your
weight and activity level,
and then tracks your daily
intake. Available for $23.99
Days get longer, but time seems to get shorter. Your
workouts should be efficient. They should move you
toward your goals and keep you lean and energized.
Here are a few keys to success in your workout:
• Hydration: Drink approximately 8-10 glasses
of water per day. Add in two more for anything
caffeinated or alcoholic that you consume.
• Work Those Muscles: Don’t be afraid to weight
train. The more muscle you have, the more efficient
your body is at burning fat and calories throughout
• Jump Start: Boost your metabolism by having
smaller, more frequent meals and increasing your
heart rate throughout the day.
• Change: Change is everything. The more variety
you have with your fitness program throughout the
week, the more your body needs to adapt and burn
• Push It: When doing cardio push yourself to the
point of breathlessness. Then back off, catch your
breath, and do it again.
• Get Nutritious: You would never invest your
money in something that did not give you a return
— think of food in the same manner. If it is not
nutritionally packed, don’t eat it!
• Get Help: When in doubt, hire a professional to
assist you in revamping your workout or nutritional
needs. Have you ever wondered just how many calories you’re burning
on those walks to the water cooler? With BodyMedia’s FIT
system, you can easily find out. FIT’s high-tech armband
tracks your activities during the day and loads the info into
their Activity Manager software, which gives you easy-to-read
information about your calorie consumption with tips on how to
reach your fitness goals. Get it for $185.99 at BodyMedia.com.
› Adita Lang, BS, CPT-CEC, HLC, specializes
in Restorative Fitness, Nutrition & Lifestyle
Coaching with her clients in Key Biscayne and
beyond. As owner of Inner Strength Studios
in Key BIscayne, she brings more than 25
years of experience to the fitness industry. For
more Information, call 305.365.5264 or visit
InnerStrengthStudios.net. Knee Jerk
“I am pushing sixty. That is
enough exercise for me.”
— Mark Twain
22 Sweat Sign
Ever heard that running on a
treadmill is easier on your knees
than asphalt? Turns out it’s your
weight that creates the impact
on your joints — regardless of
Think you’re not burning
calories unless you’re dripping
sweat? Not true — sweat is the
body’s way of cooling down,
and you can expect plenty of
exertion before it kicks in.
No pain, no gain — right? Wrong.
While mild soreness after a
workout is perfectly normal,
feeling pain during your routine
is a major sign of trouble. Always
remember to stretch out!