We’re Fat, There I said it
I know, we have all heard it before (and are likely tired of hearing it). We are a fat nation. Not big boned, pleasantly plump, carrying a few leftover pounds from our freshman year of college, we’re just plain fat. The latest government statistics tell us that 2 in 3 adults are considered overweight or obese. So there are more in our club of fat people than will vote for any presidential candidate in the next election. It’s not that we like being fat, we just like eating, sitting around, eating some more, and generally living a gluttonous, never get out of your car, lifestyle better. In an age of participation trophies, I wish I could tell you it’s not your fault, but guess what, it is your fault.
So what’s to be done? Well, we can continue to lie to ourselves while dating ugly people and die young, or we can take the proverbial bull by the horns (heaven knows we are big enough to not only take the bull by the horns, but to wrestle it down and sit on it) and do something.
Water, water, everywhere, so drink up and stay hydrated. Yup, it’s easier than fixing your credit score. Stay hydrated. Dr. Tammy Chang at the University of Michigan Medical School, put it this way, “Staying hydrated is good for you no matter what, and…may be linked to maintaining a healthy weight”.
Now the only question on the table is how much and what should I drink. Dr. Chang helps us to understand this as well. She explains, “Water consumption is not an ideal measure of hydration”. She adds, that your body size, activity level, where you live (climate), what you drink or eat for that matter, all affect the amount of water you require to stay properly hydrated. So what is a person to do you ask, as you hear the other foot begin to drop? Simple, you measure your hydration, real-time and continuously.
HALO wearables’ Edge hydration trainer is the world’s first wearable device that monitors your hydration and lets you know how you are doing. Strap the hydration sensor to your wrist, link it to your smart device, and drink up. Honestly, what could be simpler!
So drink up, monitor your hydration, and live long and prosper (as a skinny person).