1) Track your water intake for a few days, informally, …. maybe using a hydration tracker or on your own. Discuss how well you do in meeting the requirements as discussed this week.
2) Discuss how you plan to get enough minerals in your diet to reduce your likelihood of disease. Be sure to use suggestions in this week’s chapter, videos, and PPT.
3) After the age of 50, 90% of you are likely to have high blood pressure. What can you do to lower your risk of high blood pressure.
We need a lot of water throughout the day:
- Adequate intake for total water
- 2.7 liters (11 cups) for women
- 3.7 liters (15 cups) for men
- Adequate intake for fluid alone
- 2.2 liters (9 cups) for women
- 3 liters (13 cups) for men
Women need an extra liter per day if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
And, for every hour of exercise, you need an additional 3/4 liter of water for each hour.
What would happen if you didn’t drink water? – Mia Nacamulli
Watch thisvideo (Links to an external site.)
Treating High Blood: Episode 2. Watch.
As a nation, we eat 1.5 -2 times the amount of salt than we actually need. The DASH diet is a healthy eating diet that is lower in sodium, targeting blood pressure. It is as effective as medication and well-researched, though people should not go on the DASH diet without speaking to their physician first.
Watch this to look for ways to lower salt in your diet.
NOTE: THIS DISCUSSION BOARD SHOULD NOT BE WORK SITED, IT SHOULD BE ONLY ANSWERING THESE THREE QUESTIONS AND EACH QUESTION SHOULD BE ABOUT MINIMUM PARAGRAPH.