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The Key to Weight Loss is Free…Water

The Key to Weight Loss is Free…Water

When it comes to losing weight most people’s first thoughts are more exercise and less fattening food. Water, however, also has a vital role to play in helping to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The role of water in weight loss

One of the frustrations that can occur with those trying to slim and tone is that after an initial period of activity things quickly plateau and, regardless of how much effort is expended, they do not seem to see any further results. Their body seems to have become used to the new regime and to have stopped responding. This can make it difficult to keep motivated.

The reason behind this may well be that they are simply not consuming enough water. Water can have a significant role to play in weight loss. Sometimes we think that we are hungry when we are actually thirsty. Drinking regular amounts of water can, therefore, help prevent you feeling hunger pangs and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

This may seem like basic advice, but it is easy to underestimate the effects of not drinking enough. As well making you feel hungry, dehydration can also make you eat more and interfere with your blood sugar levels. When you start feeling hungry it’s a good idea to have a drink of water. Wait for 15 – 20 minutes and see how you feel. If you are no longer hungry, you were probably thirsty all along. If you are still hungry, have something to eat, safe in the knowledge that this was the issue and the water that you have already consumed will help prevent you from eating too much.

The role of water in weight loss does not stop here, however. It also plays a major part in metabolising the fats stored in your body. Making sure that you take in plenty of fluids can allow the kidneys to function properly and clear out the toxins.

Body and mind

As well as helping your body to function properly, drinking enough water can also have a positive effect on your mental and physical well being. People who are dehydrated can have low energy levels, find it difficult to focus and have trouble with remembering things. It can, therefore, become even more difficult to motivate yourself to exercise or stop yourself from snacking. By drinking enough, you are likely to find that you have more energy, feel less sluggish and can more easily motivate yourself to eat well and exercise.

When it comes to losing weight it is important to get the basics right. A good diet and plenty of exercise are important. It is equally vital, however, to make sure that your body has a plentiful supply of water to replenish it. Not only will drinking enough help to eliminate toxins, prevent thirst and curb hunger, but it will also give you more energy and help to motivate you, making it easier to continue to lose weight. Best of all, it is free.

The following article answers many questions about drinking water. The author gives us insight to the benefits of water, and why we should drink a specified quota of it on a daily basis. Questions are answered on the effects of water on certain disease and how hydration with water can be helpful in controlling certain illness.

Other Benefits Of Drinking Water

Benefits Of Drinking WaterThe benefits of drinking water have been proven because studies have shown that around 80% of the world’s population is dehydrated. The chief reason for this condition is over consumption of caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee that make the body lose water. Water is a naturally available liquid that is the most important factor in human survival. Water comprises about 2/3rd of our total body weight. The biggest irony is that most of us don’t know what to drink when we are dehydrated. The answer is simple. Drink water!

The benefits of drinking water is an important factor in the proper health of the body systems. Drinking water has several health benefits. If you have high blood pressure or cancer, drink as much water as possible because water helps to stablized the blood pressure and promote the healing process of cancerous cells. Taking in adequate amounts of water if your are a diabetic is especially important because high blood sugar actually dehydrate the blood cells and causes the blood sugar levels to rise even higher. That’s why when a person come in the hospital in ketoacidosis the first line of action is to start an IV and get the person properly hydrated. Often, people forget to drink water unless they feel very thirsty. To help you to remember to drink water at regular intervals, you can set a timer or buy a watch that is equipped with a timer.

It is better to drink smaller quantities of water more frequently than to drink a lot of water at one time. It is recommended to drink 8 to 12 oz a day and if you have not been drinking water regularly, you should double the recommended amount because your cells are already dehydrate. Make sure that you don’t too much drink water in the morning prior to beginning any physical activity. It is very essential to plan a proper routine for water drinking.

Water is necessary for proper digestion and absorption of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, etc. that our body gets from the food we eat. Also, detoxification of the kidneys and liver along with the removal of toxins and wastes from the body happen to be major benefits of drinking water. You should not wait until you are dehydrated to drink water. Drinking water regularly is imperative because dehydration can result in serious illness. The diverse benefits of drinking water include sustaining energy levels, being mentally and physically alert, removing toxins and wastes from the body and maintaining healthy skin. Drinking water also helps in reducing weight. Since water is a natural appetite suppressant, it helps to cut down overeating and that helps to maintain your proper weight. Doctors often say that, when you feel hungry, your body is actually craving water and not solid food.

Bear in mind that water has its exclusive qualities and other beverages cannot replace the benefits of drinking water. So make sure you drink adequate quantities of water every day to live a healthy and happy life.

It is necessary to drink safe, clean water in order to maintain a healthy body.

Post by Tony Lorenzen, a US based blogger on behalf of Forskolin Extract Trial.

Make Sure Your HVAC System Is Operating with Peak Efficiency

Make Sure Your HVAC System Is Operating with Peak Efficiency

We all know how hot summer can be in America’s southern states. Because of that, we grow so reliant on dependable climate control.

The problem is that very few of us make any decisions about our HVAC in Greenville SC until something goes horribly wrong. Too few people are willing to contract for preventive maintenance on their systems, and so over time, they become dirty and overtaxed and it’s only a matter of time before they break down and cause a significant amount of upset.

When your system breaks down, usually during a period of extreme heat, it can be nearly impossible to get immediate repair help. Remember, at the same time you are suffering from the crisis there is likely a flood of other families in the same situation! It can be very frustrating to wait for the help you need.

HVAC-systemWe can think of a couple of reasons you might want to think about regular servicing for your HVAC system, and one of those is of course to avoid putting yourself and your family in a situation like this. Nothing creates more misery on the home front than being trapped inside a home that either has no working air conditioner or a broken heating system at a time when it’s super cold outside.

On top of that, it can be quite risky to have your older relatives or children exposed to extreme temperatures. Their respiratory systems are often compromised, and temperature spikes can wreak havoc on circulatory systems as well. This is why nursing home residents are often evacuated from their places as soon as power is threatened. They simply don’t deal with the crisis very well.

But there’s one other reason that you might not have even considered. When your system is poorly maintained, it builds up dirt inside and operates less efficiency. Even more concerning, if your filters are not regularly replaced and/or if your ductwork is not periodically wiped down clean, you can develop significant blockages that make it harder for your AC unit to push air into your living areas. And because it has to work that much harder to keep you comfortable, it really puts a significant strain on the equipment. This lies at the root of a lot of equipment breakdowns.

Further, this stealth inefficiency means that the equipment needs to run harder and longer than it was ever intended to operate. Because of this, your energy costs can spiral out of control quickly! Do yourself a favor, take a load off your budget and the environment by acting ahead of time and avoid that expensive repair.

Zero Friction Celebrates Its 1st Birthday!

On April 2, 2015, my awesome friend Jeremy Stratton and I launched a website that we’d been working on behind the scenes for quite a while called Zero Friction. Initially, it was myself, Jeremy, and our friend Warren Bennett who were on board with the site, our aim being to develop a small website and community focused on the realms of indie and retro-gaming, but also which would incorporate things such as fan-made content. Yet, we didn’t want the site to be confined within those strict boundaries either, because each of us had a passion for different aspects of gaming and the geek culture as a whole, and so we wanted a place where we could focus on those things we felt strongly about and work on bringing that sense of fun and discovery to those who stumbled across our work.


In the year since the site’s launch, I think we’ve come a long way. Warren, while still our good friend, no longer writes for the site because he’s moved on to focus on other aspects of his personal and professional life (which is totally cool), but Jeremy and I have worked on pushing out lots of content that we’ve felt very proud of. The Gaming Goddess Podcast, which has been a personal pet-project of mine since 2012, has found Zero Friction as an awesome host for the show, starting towards the end of Season 7. The site has been home to many awesome reflective articles, some fantastic indie reviews, some features on various high-quality fan-games out there, and some great how-to articles on RPG Maker and Zelda Classic. We’ve also used it as another place to put some great video features for others to enjoy.

While Jeremy has thanked me time and again for putting out a lot of content on the website over the past year or so, I think that he deserves a lot of credit for all his work on the back end of the site, making it look great, getting things properly tagged and categorized, and putting in the work to get the word out there a bit. Sure, ZF is still a small community by most standards, but it’s still a great place for us to share our passions with others at.

However, while I think that the two of us do a great job there, I also think there’s room to bring on some other talented writers and content-makers, because diversity is a great thing and I believe that it really enhances things to be able to get people from different walks of life to share their perspectives. So, if that’s something which sounds interesting to you, and you have a penchant for indie and retro-gaming content, I’d highly encourage you to reach out to us and let us know that you’d like to help the site out. We’d absolutely love to have you join our team!:)

Meanwhile, thanks to everyone that has supported Zero Friction over the past year or so, and we are looking forward to putting out some more fantastic content over the next year (and beyond!).