Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Did you drink your water today? Water & 20 Tips For Getting Your 8 Glasses Daily

*Why You Need to Drink Water - Your body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs.

*Signs of Dehydration - You lose water through urination, respiration, and by sweating. If you are very active, you lose more water than if you are sedentary. Diuretics such as caffeine pills and alcohol result in the need to drink more water because they trick your body into thinking you have more water than we need. Symptoms of mild dehydration include chronic pains in joints and muscles,lower back pain, headaches and constipation. A strong odor to your urine, along with a yellow or amber color indicates that you may not be getting enough water. Note that riboflavin, a B Vitamin, will make your urine bright yellow. Thirst is an obvious sign of dehydration and in fact, you need water long before you feel thirsty.

*How Much Water do You Need to Drink? - A good estimate is to take your body weight in pounds and divide that number in half. That gives you the number of ounces of water per day that you need to drink. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces of water per day. If you exercise you should drink another eight ounce glass of water for every 20 minutes you are active. If you drink alcohol, you should drink at least an equal amount of water. When you are traveling on an airplane, it is good to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane. If you live in an arid climate, you should add another two servings per day. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot. Twenty percent of your water need will come from the foods you eat. The rest of your water need should come from the beverages you drink. Water is the best choice. Sodas have a lot of sugar in them, so if you drink sodas, you may take in more calories than you need. Herbal teas that aren't diuretic are fine. Sports drinks contain electrolytes and may be beneficial, just look out for added sugar and calories that you don't need. Juices are good because they have vitamins and nutrients. Caffeinated beverages will also add to your daily water need. Even though caffeine is a diuretic, if you regularly consume caffeine, your body will regulate itself to that diuretic effect. *Drink Enough Water - It may be difficult to drink enough water on a busy day. Be sure you have water handy at all times by keeping a bottle for water with you when you are working, traveling, or exercising. If you get bored with plain water, add a bit of lemon or lime for a touch of flavor. There are some brands of flavored water available, but watch for extra calories. Hydration Calculator - Drinking Enough Water

Water - The Miracle Worker

Simple water -- when it's pure and free of contaminants -- is truly a "wonder drug." Without chemicals, additives, or anything unnatural, a steady dose of 8 glasses of water a day (ideally ½ your body weight in ounces of water) will:

  1. Improve Your Energy
  2. Increase Your Mental and Physical Performance
  3. Remove Toxins & Waste Products from your body
  4. Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing
  5. Help You Lose Weight
  6. Reduce Headaches and Dizziness
  7. Allow for proper Digestion
  8. Help to keep you more Alkaline


peace.love.terri said...

Drinking a glass of water as I'm reading this... :)

Pineapple Hill said...

Good Girl!

monstermash said...

That is defnitely something I need to work on. Great info!

dreamit said...

I love to drink water but need to better about it that's for sure!

stacey said...

I'm really motivated after reading up. Thanks for the tip!

Kayley said...

that was interesting mom... I thought I was good about drinking lots of water but I guess I need to drink more!

sewpink said...

Now that was good stuff. I'm going to the kitchen this moment!

Nana said...

I'm going to grab a drink right now. Thanks for the reminder!

dreamit said...

I've been drinking more water and I really do feel better! It's amazing.