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TED-Ed VIDEO: What Would Happen If You Didn’t Drink Water?

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop. Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of… Keep Reading

BLOGS/USA

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

BLOGS/RECOVERY/RUNNING

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

BLOGS/RECOVERY

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

BLOGS/LIFESTYLE/RECOVERY

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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