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Ozmo Active and Java+ featured in Tech and Gadgets Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2017 in JustLuxe a leading online luxury publication and travel guide focused exclusively on luxury goods, fashion, services and destinations. The article lists the best tech gadgets dad’s this Father’s Day!

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How to live healthy: A day with a nutritionist

How to live healthy: A day with a nutritionist

We all want a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes we get stuck because we don’t know where to start. Well, who would do healthy better than a nutritionist? Meet Chelsea, a registered dietitian and Ozmo’s own in-house nutritionist. Chelsea’s super easy tricks throughout the day will give you a kickstart on a healthy, hydrated you. Pick up these daily habits and you will be as healthy as a nutritionist pretty soon.

 

7:00AM – Wake Up and Drink Water

Drink water first thing in the morning from your Ozmo Active to kickstart your day

I begin my day by drinking a cup of room-temperature water. Drinking water first thing in the morning gives my metabolism a little boost. It also helps get my brain get ready for whatever the day may hold.

TIP: Keep a glass of water somewhere near your bed. You’ll thank yourself in the morning.

 

8:00AM – Brew Some Coffee

Muesli with fresh fruits and nuts and a cup of coffee for breakfast

Did you know that your coffee can contribute to your hydration? But try not to exceed the recommended caffeine limit of 400 mg/day (or 4 cups of coffee). Caffeine is a diuretic, which means that overconsumption may cause dehydration. If you need a little pick-me-up in the morning, go for it. I start my day with a cup and a healthy breakfast and usually stick to about 2 cups of coffee per day.

Recommended menu: Muesli with fresh fruits and nuts YUMM!

 

10:00AM – (Don’t) Have Some Morning Snacks

Drinking water in the office to ward off mindless snacking in the morning

Some people think nutritionists don’t have snacks, but who can blame me, or anyone? I’m no critic of early morning snacks, but they’re not a daily habit for me. Usually, I reach for a water bottle and drink some water first to check that I’m not mistaking thirst for hunger. After twenty minutes, if I’m still hungry, I go for a small snack. Read on if you want to know what a nutritionist’s idea of a healthy snack is.

 

12:30PM – Lunch Time

Reach 50 percent of hydration goal by noon. Check your progress with Ozmo Water App.

Because I usually trade in morning munchies for some water and I like to grab lunch at half past 12. As soon as I sit down for my meal, I sip on a tall glass of water. Mealtime is always a good time to remind myself of my hydration needs. Besides, it’s been proven that reaching half of your daily hydration goal by lunchtime increases the chance of you reaching that goal.

 

3:30PM – Snack Time

Hummus and water-filled veggies for afternoon snack

3:30pm should be National Snack Time. I love to munch on water-filled veggies with a lean protein to stay hydrated AND full!

Some of my other healthy favorite snacks are:

  • A piece of fruit with sunflower seed butter
  • Lettuce roll ups with a few slices of turkey or cheese
  • Air popped popcorn with raisins and pumpkin seeds
  • Hummus and veggies (like above!)

 

5:00PM – Workout Time

Workout gear: running shoes, dumbbells, apple, favorite music track, Ozmo Active smart water bottle

Everyone has a favorite workout. Mine is dance cardio. Exercise only increases the importance of hydration, especially with the rising temperature. I make sure to drink water before, throughout, and after my workout. The key is to pace yourself both for the workout and for the hydration. Plus, studies show that hydration boosts exercise performance.

 

6:30PM – Dinner Time

chicken salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, zucchinis, carrots, bell peppers, and other vegetables

Oh, wouldn’t it be amusing to tell you Nutritionist Chelsea goes through the fast food driveway on her way home. But I don’t. I like to plan my meals so that at least half of my dinner plate is full of vegetables. I don’t survive purely on greens, but vegetables are important to my diet. They are full of vitamins and minerals and their water composition contributes to my hydration quota for the day!

Recommended menu: Grilled chicken with mixed greens and other veggies

 

9:00PM – Tea Time

A cup of herbal tea before bed for some relaxation

Do you have a case of the munchies while relaxing in the evening? So do I… but I stop them in their tracks with a cup of herbal tea or hot water with lemon. Not only does this count towards my hydration goal, but it helps me unwind before bed too!

 

So we’ve taken a look at Chelsea’s day. What daily habits help you stay healthy?