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High-Sugar Sports Drink Sales up 35% as School Starts

Despite the health risks, parents are stockpiling gatorade and similar ‘sports’ drinks as kids head back to school and back on the field. Despite the American Academy of Paediatrics and many other reputable organisations, including the Connecticut state government, attempting to limit consumption of the sugary beverages, sports drinks experienced a 35 percent spike in… Keep Reading

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Sending out an SOS for Houston

The severe weather caused by Hurricane Harvey may be clearing, but the health impacts of this disaster will be long-lasting. The severe flooding seen throughout parts of Texas poses a considerable threat to the health of those in affected areas. Floodwaters carry pathogens that can cause gastrointestinal illness in the form of diarrhea, vomiting, fever,… Keep Reading

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Hydration On The Run

Adapted from Matt Fitzgerald Hydration during running is not as complicated as you may have been led to believe. When you run, you sweat. The more you sweat, the more your blood volume decreases. The more your blood volume decreases, the harder your heart has to work to deliver oxygen to your working muscles. Sounds… Keep Reading

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Why Walking Throughout The Day Is Just As Important As Your Weekend Exercise

We’re well aware that sitting all day is damaging your body in countless ways, but counteracting that isn’t just about exercising. As the Wall Street Journal points out, it’s also about getting up and walking more. The focus for most health departments has been to push people to get about 30 minutes of exercise a day, but exercise… Keep Reading

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To Burn Off A Soda, You’ll Have To Run 50 Minutes

As a society, we don’t pay much attention to nutrition information when we eat out. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report estimates just 8 percent of Americans use nutritional information when deciding what to order. So, what might make us pay attention? Well, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have a theory. Instead of just… Keep Reading

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Spilling The Beans on Caffeine

Hydrate, caffeinate, repeat. It’s a way of life for those with an active lifestyle. So what is it about caffeine? Can it really be that good for performance? Who can benefit from caffeine? Caffeine can have positive performance improvements across a range of different sports and in both males and females. Performance improvements of ~3% have been found… Keep Reading

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