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This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks!

emoticon Challenge #1 Saturday, June 30 - Friday, July 6 emoticon
emoticon DESTINATION - Port Louis, Mauritius 10,928 Miles - Exercise & Water

The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise & Water done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!!

We've gathered from around the world for the Summer 5% Challenge. Bonzour (hello in Creole), and welcome aboard this very special Air Mauritius flight. Our first glamping destination is Port Louis the capital city of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Wake to the sounds of happy monkeys starting their day in search of breakfast. In the evenings see the sunset behind the mountains and the spectacular view of the moon rising over the ocean. Tonight for our dining pleasure, a calorie appropriate Spark menu with your specialty meals made to order or try their house specialty Rougaille calamari, freshly caught in the morning and sautéed with onions, chicken curry, and sausage in a tomato based sauce accompanied by a plethora of chutneys.

Otentik Glamping

Port Louis is known for its French colonial architecture and the 19th-century Champ de Mars horse-racing track. The Caudan Waterfront is lively with dining, shopping and nearby vendors selling local produce and handicrafts under colorful umbrellas at the huge Central Market. The Blue Penny Museum focuses on the island’s colonial and maritime history, and culture. Enjoy some time in the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in the world, full of botanical treasures.

Port Louis


Race - You must exercise to earn air miles to get your team to the destination.

1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/air miles.
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Living the Good Life – Drink your water, daily maximum 8 cups to record, but drink what you want. This is an easy challenge to introduce our new members to how we do the Challenges.

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NO SODAS! Water is the second most popular beverage in the U.S. after soft drinks, which are a leading source of added sugars; that contributes to weight gain and diabetes. If you've watched My 600 Pound Life, it's a common theme - stop drinking sugary soft drinks.
emoticon But good news! U.S. soda consumption has declined for the last 12 years, and hit a 31-year low. That decline is due to waning demand among health-conscious consumers, including us here are Sparkpeople!

Count 100% zero calorie drinks or herbal teas if you drink them, but water is what you should try to drink if you can. Aim for 64 ounces (8 glasses) of water each day. Think of it as the 'Rule of 8 X 8' = 8 ounces of water 8 times a day or 8-8 oz. glasses.

Water is a quick and healthy way to feel full. Drink a glass when you have trouble controlling cravings or hunger, and the feelings will subside. Replace high-calorie drinks with water to cut calories and help with weight loss.

Drink water throughout the day, and before and during meals to help you eat less overall, especially before the meal and you will be less hungry. The process of drinking water and warming it to body temperature uses energy and burns calories. Dehydration slows down metabolism.

It’s common to confuse thirst with hunger. Before reaching for an unplanned snack, try drinking a glass of water first and wait a few minutes. Often water will hit the spot if you're only thirsty, but hunger will intensify the longer you wait.

When you feel tired have a couple of glasses of water and don't be surprised if you feel refreshed in a few minutes.

Don't drink all of your daily water at once, divide it into several glasses of water throughout the day. This is especially important if you engage in lots of heavy exercise.

Make water the number one drink of choice. Some of the benefits -

• Regulate your body temperature.
• Keep your joints lubricated.
• Flush toxins.
• Water has zero calories.
• Relieve headaches caused by even mild dehydration.
• Feel full and consume fewer calories.
• Aids in digestion. Water is needed to maintain regular bowel movements.
• Reduce fatigue, increase alertness
• Pain prevention - when dehydrated achy joints and muscle cramps
• Look younger with healthier skin. Water replenishes, moisturizes skin and increases skin elasticity.

Tip - Isn't it nice when you go into a restaurant and you are given a glass of water? At home have your 'special' 16 ounce glass of water on the table with each meal to sip during the meal. It's an easy way to drink your water.

Optional - Record your water in Nutrition Tracker and get your Spark points too!

Each 8 ounces = 1 glass/cup = 250 ml = 1 point (no fractions)

Water: The Wild Card of Weight Loss

12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day

Drinking Water During Workouts

REMINDER - add to daily check list - fill water bottles. Sodas do not count as water!

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Record all exercise minutes. It's 10,928 Minutes/Air miles. DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/miles.

Scoring: 1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

Living the Good Life – Drink Your Water - Daily MAXIMUM 8 Cups to record

8 ounces = 1 glass/cup = 250 ml = 1 point

You can record this on one thread. (example)

Exercise: 45
Glasses of Water: 8

Team Exercise 85 + 45 = 130
Team Glasses of Water 55 + 8 = 63

****If you have any kidney or adrenal problems, or your doctor has you taking diuretics, you need to consult with your doctor about how much water to drink each day. Remember if for any reason your health does not allow you to participate in a challenge please do not attempt it. Always follow your doctor's orders.

****Please participate to the best of your ability and accept healthy challenges to nudge you into trying new things. It`s intended to be all inclusive so we can enjoy the Challenges together. Let your Team Leaders know if you have any questions or suggestions to adapt physical challenges.

RECORDING THE TEAM SCORES - After the first three teams arrive, ALL teams will continue to add points until MIDNIGHT Friday. This will give the other teams a chance to make it to the destination and do a little exploring. Those that don't make it will be flown in and begin the next leg of the race with the other teams.

Edited by: CERIUSLY at: 6/28/2018 (15:53)
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