Obesity related illnesses are set to surpass smoking as the number one cause of death in the United States. The impact to individuals, families is heartbreaking, and medical costs and the financial burden associated with it are skyrocketing.
One of those Obesity related illnesses that you might be familiar with is diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes mainly from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose get into your cells to be used for energy. (https://www.niddk.nih.gov › diabetes › overview › what-is-diabetes › type-2)
You may know someone who has died or has had to amputate a toe, a foot, a knee, a leg, or even an arm due to the effects of diabetes. People with diabetes are prone to nerve damage and circulation issues that...
Water makes up almost 60% of the human body; it is one of the most important things we take into our body. Water not only carries vital nutrients, but also helps with nearly all body functions, including digestion and brain activity. It’s been shown to also increase metabolism.
What health problems happen to me when I don’t drink enough water? Without proper hydration, your body becomes dehydrated, which leads to many health issues such as, tiredness, exhaustion, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, obesity, kidney stones and other issues, even diabetes and heart disease. And…your breath can stink! That's right, dehydration decreases saliva, which allows bacteria that cause bad breath to thrive.
When we work out, our bodies need more water. If you don’t have enough, you will feel a reduced amount of energy, shortness of breath, muscle cramping, dizziness, and even sick to the stomach. Having a dry mouth or early fatigue during a workout? You...