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Friday Five: Fitness Snapshots – Things That Will Keep You Healthy & Fit

TITLE (4)It’s Friday! I am linking up once again with¬†Eat Pray Run DC,¬†You Signed Up for What?!¬†and¬†Mar on the Run¬†for their Friday Five Linkup. Every Friday they have a linkup for bloggers to¬†link up a¬†post about five¬†things or write on their own theme.¬†This week’s theme¬†is “Fitness Snapshots”. I always post pics of me working out. But what exactly is fitness? Here is the first definition I got from Google.

IMG_2611Fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. So here are five snapshots of things I do that keep me physically fit and healthy:

1. Running. Running is a great way to get fit and healthy. The benefits of running goes on and include improved cardio and respiratory health, reduced cholesterol, and strengthens the immune system. Here’s a pic from Wednesday’s run.

IMG_25512. Strength Training. Strength training makes you stronger, builds stronger bones, and improves athletic performance. Also, gaining¬†more muscle is great since muscle burns more calories than fat. This is an older workout pic from when I was doing Insanity the Asylum – Strength.IMG_98953. Hiking/Walking. Here’s a pic from when I hiked the Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs a couple of years ago.2013-12-26 07.34.18

I haven’t done much hiking lately. The last time was in November, when I was in Colorado again. Just like walking, hiking¬†improves your cardio fitness, bone density, and reduces risk of breast and colon cancer.

4. Yoga. There are many benefits of yoga that include improved flexibility, strength, and better posture. I need to keep working on doing more yoga. Here I am doing the crow pose. This pic is from March when I was doing P90X3.2014-03-20 10.42.125. Drinking Water. We all know that drinking water is good for us. I always try to drink at least half my body weight in ounces of water. Some benefits of drinking water include healthier skin, helps carry nutrients and oxygen to our cells, and aids in digestion.IMG_9871

What do you like to do to stay physically fit and healthy?

Have a great weekend! Be sure to check out the other great blogs!

Benefits of Water and Free Water Tracker Apps

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We all know that water is good for us. It makes up most of our body and is vital to our being.

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It does a lot for our body!
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Many people don’t drink enough water though. They say that we should be drinking at least half our body weight in ounces to stay hydrated. If you’re active, you should be drinking even more water. It’s hard for me to keep track of drinking enough water so I started looking into apps that would help me. I found two free apps that I like, Plant Nanny and Waterlogged.

Plant Nanny is a cute and fun app. If you’re not into cute apps, this isn’t for you lol. It will calculate how much water you need to drink by your weight and activity level. Then you log your water by clicking the cup on the lower right and holding it until it fills. Each time¬†you log your water, it feeds the plant that you choose. In order to keep your plant alive and help it grow you need to give it water. I think it’s a fun way to keep track of how much water you’re drinking. You can set up reminders and there’s a a bunch of different flowers you can grow once you have enough seeds. I already have two plants and am working on my third :).

Here are my plants:

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It’s a really cute app and makes water tracking fun lol.

The second free app is called Waterlogged. It’s a nice and simple app. In this one you have to click on the bottle and then hit the record glass button. There’s an extra step compared to the other app since you have to click twice to log your water. But it’s no biggie.¬†You can even take pictures of your own cup or water bottle that you use for water. What I really like about the app besides that it tracks how much water you drink, is that you can sync it to your¬†fitbit account.

Here are some screenshots of Waterlogged:20140804-202346-73426675.jpg

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I’ve mostly been using Plant Nanny since it’s fun to grow the cute plants :P, but I think Waterlogged is a good one too¬†if you like a basic water tracker that can also sync to fitbit. After using a water tracker, I’ve realized how much water I was lacking before since it’s made me up my water intake. It’s a great tool.

Do you use something to track how much water you drink?