Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hydration, Communtiy Service and Congrats!

Hey everyone,

First things first, congrats to Steve for taking 1st place in his division at the Rochester Natural BB show last weekend!

A big congrats to Sandra R for hitting the 20lb weight loss mark!!

We are forming a Ride for Roswell team and the name will be.....ChrisFit Cycling Psychos
More info to come.......

And finally here is a great pertinent article

Hello again blog readers,Today's topic is hydration.With spring in the air, and temperatures on the rise, keeping your body hydrated (especially while you sweat through a tough workout) is critical. Those hot summer days that most of us love so much are great for outdoor exercise and fun, but they also make it easy to sweat a lot of the important fluids out of your body in a hurry.We all know that staying hydrated is important, but do you know how important? The human body is composed of up to 75% water by weight. Muscle tissue itself if about 75% water (again, by weight) and blood is around 95%. This all means that when your body is low on water, it is not only dangerous to your health, but you cannot perform to your physical potential in or out of the gym.The water in your muscle tissue helps to deliver vital nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids to the tissue itself, and to remove harmful substances like lactic acid and other by-products of the body's metabolic processes, meaning that being properly hydrated will keep your body working at it's most efficient level.So, with hot summer days coming up fast, it is important to keep a water bottle handy at all times, and consume at least 64 oz. of water (preferably more) every day.*An added note: if you choose to indulge in the occasional alcoholic beverage, be sure to bear in mind not only the calories contained in it, but also the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Alcohol essentially dehydrates your body, and in pulling water from your tissues, also pulls with it vital nutrients key to muscle repair. So, if consuming alcohol, be sure to also take in some extra liquids to compensate for this effect, and always drink in moderation.Steve Decker

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