Many people are chronically dehydrated, which has negative effects on exercise performance and all organs of the body. All muscles and cells, especially brain cells, work better when hydrated. Traditional recommendation for water intake is one-half your body weight in ounces daily with an additional 8 ounces per 15 to 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise. However, the StoneFit Diet recommends a tall glass of water every hour. Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water.
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In fact, being underweight is more of a risk for disease and premature death than being overweight. Being underweight makes it harder to fight off illnesses, to heal properly and to defend against disease. Focus on eating a heart healthy diet, filling half of your plate with vegetables, one quarter with meat or protein, and one quarter with starch, like a potato, rice or pasta. Add a serving of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk or water to round out the meal. No one wants to get old, but its going to happen.
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