Articles continue to surface about the advantages of chilled vs. room temperature water in health, diet and fitness. Several months ago, I shared another article from MSN about starting your morning with 16 oz of chilled H2O. The idea was that some ice-cold agua helped to kick-start the metabolism first thing in the morning and was a great wake up alternative to extra cup(s) of coffee.

I’ve been experimenting daily, on and off, for almost a year now and can confirm a marked difference on the mornings that I drink cold water. Metabolism, mental clarity as well as physical energy show improvement almost immediately. For someone who starts their day between 3:00am and 4:00am, that’s big! The likelihood that I get out of the house in the morning and excercise goes way up. The only downside is that there needs to be enough time between drinking and exercising to avoid the cramping.

The colder, the better too…I suggest. Hiking in the AZ desert, I usually add frozen water bottles to my water pack. It can make all the difference in the world when out in 100 degree plus temperatures.

What does this have to do with business you say? I see people everyday in the work place trying to get a pick up from soda, coffee or some kind of sugar. I see people nodding off in meetings, talking about be tired or dragging. Most likely, those people are dehydrated.

Here is another MSN article that references the power of ice-cold H2O and the relevant excerpt;

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Secrets of the Fittest

Discover the shape-up strategies fitness pros use themselves.
By Beth Janes, SELF Magazine
Secrets of the Fittest // Man drinking water (© Corbis)
Grab an icy beverage
Chilled H²O (You thought we meant beer? Sorry!) could help you maximize your exercise. Cyclists were able to work out 23 percent longer when they drank cold water than when the beverage was at body temperature, a study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found. Blahnik’s keep-it-cool tool: a refillable aluminum bottle.

 

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