Friday, January 28, 2011

New year, New You, part 2

Top 10 Health resolution #2
Moderating your caffeine intake

Although there are benefits to drinking coffee and tea, it is wise to limit your caffeine intake, because too much of a good thing is bad. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure, contribute to panic attacks, dehydration, PMS and emotional fatigue.

The estimated amount of water you require is half of your body weight in ounces. So, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should aim for 70 ounces of water per day. Having plain or lemon/lime water, unsweetened juice, skim milk, or herbal tea, such as chamomile, peppermint, and fruit tea will help your hydration.

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