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Sports Nutrition & Proper Hydration

Proper nutrition is fundamental to fitness and performance. Although many athletes carefully regulate their diet, they may pay little attention to their body's fluid needs. They often misunderstand....

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Hydration & Disease

According to the book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" written by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., the following health problems are caused primarily by chronic dehydration:

Heartburn, Dyspeptic Pain, & Gastritis

When the mucus barrier around the stomach is well-hydrated, it retains bicarbonates and is better able to neutralize acids.....

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Mountain Biking & Proper Hydration

Although water does not provide a source of Calories, adequate hydration is at least as important to good athletic performance as the food you eat. Perhaps the single biggest mistake of many competitive athletes is the failure to replace the fluid losses associated with exercise.....

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Is Your Water Safe? Filter it!

Does your water taste funny, smell odd, or have a color to it?

My water didn't taste odd (I thought) until I did a taste comparison of this filtered water next to my tap water. My water had a taste to it, and it wasn't good! There are areas in which water contamination is an issue - seepage of contaminants into the ground, which gets into the water. I think my area is safe from contaminants, but.....

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Fighting Dehydration

Most people don't realize that a dry mouth and throat signals the onset of dehydration. That's why experts recommend drinking water before thirst sets in to maintain proper fluid levels in the body all day long.....

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Drinking Water During Pregnancy

Expecting a child is one of the most exciting and joyful experiences in life. However, typical symptoms of pregnancy can be difficult to tolerate for some women. Common complaints of pregnant women include constipation, water retention and bloating, bladder infections and.....

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