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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 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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