Category Archives: Hydration

The importance of water in exercise and how it can improve performance

Hydration: Is Caffeine and Alcohol OK while exercising?

Think about drinking your coffee or tea this morning. Within about 30 minutes your mood and alertness picks up. For most of us, it’s why we have a cup or two. On the other hand, the more coffee we drink … Continue reading

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Hydration 6 of 6: Which sports drinks are best?

Sport drinks get a lot of “talk” and attention for water and electrolyte replacements.  My last blog discussed the average intake of sodium, potassium and water replenishment during activities.  Recall that the hourly intakes should be 8 oz of water, … Continue reading

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Hydration 5 of 6: Proper Water an electrolyte replenishing rates when exercising

Providing our body the correct amount of water and electrolytes will assure our best performance.  This is accomplished in three ways:  pre-exercise, during the event and post-exercise. Pre-exercise consumption should be up to 12 hrs prior to the event with … Continue reading

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Hydration 4 of 6: Water loss during exercise

The last discussion on hydration was referring to the variety of ways the body will loose water in a 24 hour period while not exercising.  Recall that 600 ml of water was lost through the skin by a process called … Continue reading

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Hydration 3 of 6: More than just water is lost when exercising.

The sweat gland is constantly producing fluid that is reabsorbed before we see it form on the skin.   However, there is some water that evaporates in a vapor that we do not see that we call insensible water loss. … Continue reading

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Hydration 2 of 6: Normal Water Loss

           Studies and testing have found a range for the amount of water present in the body.  The average if using a male weighing 154 lbs or 70 kg  (1 kg is one kilogram and is … Continue reading

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Hydration 1 of 6: Why’s water good for my body?

This is the start of a 6 part series on the importance of water for overall health, exercise and CTM (Connective Tissue Molding). Water is an essential nutrient for our bodies.  It’s use is for all chemical reactions that take … Continue reading

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