New Year’s resolutions have been around for a long time. According to history.com, the practice began with the ancient Babylonians 4,000 years ago! Research shows that nearly 45% of Americans ushered in 2022 with resolutions of their own. A recent survey shows that the most common resolutions are as follows:
- Exercising more or improving fitness (50%)
- Losing weight (48%)
- Saving more money (44%)
- Improving diet (39%)
It is no secret that these resolutions often fall by the wayside well before the year is through. If your resolve begins to fade, Frederick Water is here to help! Water is a source of life, and it is also a source of success with your goals.
If your goal is to exercise more and improve your fitness, proper hydration is essential. Studies show that beginning an exercise session in a dehydrated state can lead to increased body temperature and heart rate, as well as hindered heart rate recovery. Athletic performance is negatively impacted by dehydration, reducing strength, power, and endurance. Impaired cognitive function, mood disturbances, and decreased attention are also linked to dehydration, making injury more likely. It is also important to replenish fluids as you lose them through the course of activity. Drinking water before, during, and after exercise will lead to a safer, more effective workout!
Drinking water can also aid in weight loss.  Many studies have shown that drinking water increases the number of calories you burn. Additionally, increased water intake is linked to reduced calorie intake and lower risk of weight gain. Replacing sugary beverages with a refreshing glass of water is a simple way to improve your diet and reduce caloric intake.
Swapping sugary beverages with water is good for your wallet as well as your health. If your goal is to save money, swap smart and choose tap water over bottled. If you purchase a 20-ounce bottle of water for $1.50, that is equivalent to $9.60 per gallon. Frederick Water charges just $26.09 for up to 2,000 gallons of water, which is a fraction of a cent per gallon. Plus, it is delivered directly to your faucet with no need to run to the store!
No matter what your resolution is, Frederick Water is here to help by delivering clean, healthy drinking water throughout the New Year!