Issue: 002
June 2012


I hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am - there is nothing that I love more than sun, sand and WATER! Speaking of water - this month's topic is the importance of hydration. Before you roll your eyes and think to yourself "I know... water is good for me. Blah. Blah," take a moment to answer these quick questions:

  • Do you ever have low energy?
  • Do you have any digestive challenges (i.e., nausea, bloating, gas)? 
  • Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
  • Do your joints hurt?
  • Do you have poor skin?
  • Do you get headaches often?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be partially dehydrated. Dehydration at any level is just not good my friends. Hydrating the body is the simplest step you can take to start addressing any of these issues. How easy, right?!


If you hate water, think its boring, find it annoying to pee regularly - welcome to the club, you'll get no sympathy here... (Okay maybe you'll get some sympathy; I am a health coach after all.) Read on to learn more about why water is so critical and how you can easily boost your consumption.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in living a more healthy life, please contact us for a health strategy session. Remember, your life depends on it!    


Be well!


Danielle Shea Tan 

P.S. Road warriors, did you know the low humidity environment on airplanes is causing the brain fog you feel after air travel? You can eliminate this by simply drinking water. A good rule of thumb is drink 1 cup of water for every 1 hour on a plane. Seem like a lot? If you value mental clarity, then drink up!
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In This Issue


 Article: "Why NOT to ignore water"  


 Recipe: "Refreshing Watermelon Salad"  

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Why NOT to ignore water?  
waterWith over 400K hospitalizations annually due to severe dehydration, I'd say America is full of a bunch of prunes for people when you consider how many people must be partially dehydrated.

Key benefits of water:

  • Increases energy: it promotes enzyme activity required for digestion, metabolism and energy production
  • Reduces toxicity: Aids the liver in eliminating toxins (i.e., cholesterol, pesticides) from the blood. Without enough water and fiber, toxins return to the blood stream, leaving you with high cholesterol, poor skin, joint aches, etc. 
  • Maintains good blood pressure: Dehydration  results in higher blood sodium levels, a common reason for high blood pressure 

Simple ways to boost your consumption:

  1. Morning ritual: Before you hit the shower or consume anything, drink two large glasses of water. Hold your nose if you hate it that much!
  2. Eat it: Most fruits and veggies are 80-99% water, so eating 5-7 servings a day will keep you hydrated. A few of the most nutritious, water-rich ones are spinach, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and watermelon.
  3. Get support: You use facebook to remind you of birthdays, why not download a phone app to remind you to drink up; two options: Daily Water (iphone) and Drinking Water (android)
Simply good eats
saladRefreshing Watermelon Salad  

In a bowl combine the following:

  • 2c chopped watermelon
  • 3-4c baby spinach
  • 2-3 handfuls of cherry tomatoes 
  • Handful of torn basil leaves
  • Optional: 1/4 of red onion sliced thin 

Drizzle with 1-2 TBS balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss well. For some extra crunch and protein, add 2 TBS of sunflower seeds.

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About Danielle
Danielle Shea Tan is owner and operator of Crazy Simple Wellness. Prior to becoming a health and wellness coach, Danielle spent 12+ years providing strategy and operations consulting to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofits.  Through personal experience with health challenges, Danielle had to learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle that was conducive to being a road warrior and a busy client service professional. Though healthy living may seem daunting, she believes through personalized support and gradual positive changes, everyone can achieve the healthy life they deserve.