Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some more than others). For many, it's welcomed as physical proof of exertion. Whether you prefer running, spinning or hot yoga, there's just something exhilarating... Read more
You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
You Probably Need to Drink More Water While Working Out
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, d... Read more
Ya ever had one of those days when u have ur favorite drink/food prepared, calories all counted out, and ready to enjoy it, then suddenly something causes u to spill it all over the floor so now u not only lost ur food but u gotta clean up a big mess... Read more
UGH! Having a hard time drinking atleast 8 glasses of water during school days because if i do i need to pee like every 2 seconds and i can't go to the restroom when we are on our classes. Struggle is real! #goals #friendfinder... Read more
Has anyone other than me felt nauseous after drinking a lot of water?
For whatever reason, and for a good while now, I feel nauseous when I have a lot of water. It feels like a heartburn sort of feeling. Any ideas what it might be? Should I cut down?... Read more
The “Good” of GatoradeWhen you exercise, it’s important to stay hydrated. While water is the most logical form of hydration, sports drinks like Gatorade contain sugar and electrolytes like sodium and potassium. Sports drinks can help replace what we... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
After running for 12 years, I realized it was finally time to bite the bullet, challenge myself and sign up for my first half marathon. While I have done 5Ks and 10Ks in the past, a half marathon brings its own unique set of challenges and the Flying... Read more
I am in the midst of training for a number of fall races which commences with the Chicago Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday and ends with the Las Vegas Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon on December 5th. Throw in the Hood to Coast Relay at the end of this m... Read more
Thanks so much to those of you who mentioned electrolytes in my last blog. I almost bought a bottle of Gatorade, but I put it back. When I got home, I googled and found a few recipes: everydayroots.com/homemade-energy-drink
UPDATE: I s... Read more
Now that it's pushing 100 degrees every day (shudder) I have been looking for a decent electrolyte drink mix. As you probably already know, when it gets this hot and you are doing a lot of exercise or activities outside, we need to drink a lot of fl... Read more
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