Choice PT: Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

3 TIPS TODRINKING ENOUGHWATER Healthy, Happy and Hydrated A study at the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center found that 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated. This is troubling news, because 60 percent of the human body is made up of water.

Dehydration can lead to serious health risks, especially for those spending time out in the heat or sweating a lot during exercise. Help your body perform at its best by remembering three hydration tips: 1. To remain properly hydrated, you need to be drinking half of your body weight in ounces daily. Meaning if you weigh 160 pounds, your goal should be to drink 80 ounces- 10 cups- of water. The best way to accomplish this is to be sipping water throughout the day. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and take a drink whenever you’re feeling thirsty.

2. No matter what the ads for sports drinks claim, water is the best source of hydration. Should you be enduring a high intensity, longer workout in hot weather, the added electrolytes in a sports drink can be beneficial. However, you can also replenish your body without the added sugar by eating orange slices or unsalted nuts after a workout. 3. It’s very important to replenish your water after exercising. To know how much you need, weigh yourself before and after a workout. For every pound you lose, you’ll need to drink 16 ounces of water. You can also help yourself stay hydrated by drink some water during an exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends drinking 3-8 ounces of water every 15 minutes of your workout. Getting in the habit of hydrating can be challenging at first. But starting is as easy as swapping out the soda at your desk for a bottle of water. Take the steps for getting the proper hydration you need. Your body will thank you.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

INGREDIENTS • 1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 2 tablespoons canola oil • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses

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Heel Slide with Core Activation

Lie on your back with one leg straight. The other leg is bent with the foot flat on the ground. Towel supporting lower back, hands at side. Tuck your chin and lift your shoulder blades off the ground slightly. slide heel up and back down again.

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan; toss with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centers goes in without any resistance, about 45 minutes. Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and add the pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and lime and orange zests. Season with salt as needed. Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

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