All posts tagged hydration

Sip for Success

Days are getting longer and warmer. That means more people are spending time outdoors. No matter your reasons for being outside, gardening,  golfing, watching t-ball, bike and road races, etc. the amount of water you need is increased.

At any point in the year water is your best friend. During the summer months water should always be within reach. When being outdoors for leisure activities drinking high sugar containing beverages should be avoided. These beverages not only increase your blood

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Sizing up the Sodium

High salt (sodium) diets have been linked to a number of health risks, such as hypertension. However, individuals who are avid exercisers that not only exercise at a high intensity but also in the heat may actually need salt in their diet.  Heavy sweating during exercise combined with heat exposure commonly produces fluid deficits corresponding to 1-8% loss in body mass.


Two things can happen to athletes under such conditions of high heat and heavy sweating.
1) Hyponatremia (decreased

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