SWAP This for That
Get Out and Go with H2O
March 01, 2013
Get a jump start on your health this spring by swapping sugary beverages with healthy, beneficial water. Simply fill your reusable container at the tap, with Tallahassee’s Best Tasting Drinking Water in the state.
That advice is especially important as the weather gets warmer and outdoor activities increase. Your Own Utilities recommends drinking plenty of water when exercising or in the heat to help prevent fatigue and dehydration.
While soda, sports drinks and other beverages may quench your thirst, water is still the best choice, according to fitness experts. It’s healthy, calorie free, inexpensive and readily available.
Just how much water do you need? Although no single formula applies to everyone, the Institute of Medicine recommends about 13 cups a day for men and 8 cups for women.
You can liven up the taste with slices of cucumber, lemon or lime. So make the switch to water and encourage everyone in your family to do the same. You’ll not only save money but you’ll help support our community’s important 95210 health and wellness initiative.
Designed to promote the benefits of healthy nutrition and positive daily habits, the 95210 message is simple:
Strive for a daily regimen of 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, no more than 2 hours of non-work screen time, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks and tobacco.
The 95210 campaign was created by Tallahassee’s Community Health Action and Response Team (CHART). Launched in April 2012, it has been touted at schools, work sites and community events throughout Tallahassee.
Partners include Whole Child Leon, Working Well, Premier Health & Fitness Center, the Senior Center, Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, the Leon County Health Department, Foundation for Leon County Schools, Capital Region YMCA and the Greater Frenchtown Revitalization Project.
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