Last Sunday, July 19th, Aptitude Nation, headed by Dewayne J. Malone and Gamell Bell, discussed hydration; why we need to stay hydrated, and what we can do to stay hydrated. On the same day, Melinda Hennessey received $100 Cash prize on the spot after winning our Mountain Climber challenge.

Body and Hydration

We all know how much our body depends on water for survival. In fact, studies state that the human adult body is consists of up to 60% water. Our bod functions well if we have enough water in our system. To mention some important points, our body uses water to regulate our temperature, detoxify our body from waste, and even lubricate our joints for us to move better.

Let’s quickly go through the learning highlights from last Sunday’s podcast session.

  • Dehydration can create negative effects on the body; it can affect our blood pressure, our performance, and even our kidney’s ability to function properly. 
  • Hydration can also affect our metabolism. Think that if we are hydrated, we are less likely to experience fatigue and thus, we are able to workout longer and burn more. 
  • It is recommended that we take in anywhere between 16 oz. to 24 oz. of water. 
  • A key tip that we can use to keep us hydrated and keep that alkaline level in our body at a good rate is to consume lots of fruits.
  • Fruits contain twice the amount of regular water and thus, keeping us more hydrated. In addition, water from fruit actually stays in our body a lot longer.
  • When you wake up in the morning, instead of drinking energy drinks or coffee, opt for a glass of water. 
  • Some benefits you can get when consuming water to break the fast; it makes you more alert, strengthens your immune system, jumpstarts your metabolism, and even helps you get the radiantly glowing skin and healthier hair! 

Some thought to ponder: If you’re in the process of creating your meal plan for the week, be sure to include more fruits in your list! How about adding more watermelon, cucumber, and pineapple to it?

Melinda Hennessey wins $100 Cash Prize

“It feels pretty good!  How my body is feeling is different – I haven’t done the mountain climber exercise since my early days in the Army so right now I am in pain from muscles I have not exercised!” – Melinda

Making the live podcast session last Sunday more fun and active, Aptitude.club ran our second fitness challenge and paved way to Melinda Hennessey into winning $100 Cash Prize!

At 48 years old, Melinda works remotely for a private US Government contracting company based in Northern Virginia. She’s a proposal writer and she’s in charge of answering government solicitations for intelligence, logistics, and professional support services.

Her typical day starts with a long (half-distance) running. She spends most of her day sitting and standing at her desk and fulfilling her job duties. Pre-pandemic, she used to attend yoga classes at night or joined social run clubs. But today, she’s doing more of relaxing, reading, watching TV, or practicing Duolingo languages. FUN FACT: Melinda was a trained yoga teacher and Les Mills Bodypump instructor 

Melinda has a goal of entering a fitness competition before she turns 50 so she began following Dewayne J. Malone. That’s when she saw the posts about our fitness challenges and figured she shouldn’t miss the mountain climber challenge!

It was so challenging and for some reason, I thought I was going to have to do it for 30 minutes straight! Thank goodness we didn’t have to do that! What I loved most was how encouraging everyone was and seeing others participating! I also really liked how you both checked our forms and the instructional video Dewayne posted on Insta prior to.” – Melinda

What she thought would be a good way to interact actually led her to win $100 by doing mountain climbers! A Sunday well-spent, don’t you think?

Our Aptitude nation is looking forward to meeting more people like Melinda and having more fitness challenges in the future! Catch us every Sunday at 2 pm, Central Time, and win cash prizes!

THIS AUGUST: Aptitude.club Sundays live will have an advanced group and a beginners group and we’ll have more prizes to give! 

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