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Over- and Dehydration Tips

Friday, September 17, 2010

Notes for myself, got these from Daily Spark blogs:
- When Too Much Water Can Cause Problems for Runners www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=whe

- Running Tip: The Importance of Hydration www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=run

Will put these in my fitness plan book, I like to do lots of backup, haha.

Overhydration occurs when we drink too much water hence flooding our bloodstream with excess fluid. In doing so, we throw our electrolytes out of balance which can lead to deadly consequences if we do not recognize the warning signs early.

So what are the signs of overhydration?
- Swelling of the fingers and wrist (tight watch) can be one of the first tell-tale signs that you are flooding your body with too much water.
- Nausea, vomiting and bloating of the stomach.
- Progressively worsening headache-this is due in part to the brain swelling due to the excess fluid.
- Confusion, 'not feeling right' and irritability
- Muscle cramps
- Seizures and ultimately death if the symptoms of overhydration are not recognized early enough.

Dehydration is defined as losing more fluid than you have taken in which then can affect normal body functions. It can lead to many changes in the body including the following:
- Fatigue
- Dry mouth
- A decrease in sweat rate
- An increase in heart rate
- An increase in body temperature
- A drop in blood volume which can lead to a drop in glucose being transported to the muscles to use for energy
- Nausea/vomiting
- Drop in urine output
- Cramps
- Chills

Determining Your Sweat Rate
- Determine a baseline weight by taking your average weight over the course a normal week
- Weigh yourself without clothes and shoes before your run
- After your run, remove all clothing, dry off well including your hair if you are a heavy sweater, and weigh yourself again
- For every pound you lose, you will want to slowly re-hydrate with 16 ounces of water (looks like have to run with calculator, hehe)

Hmm, in short, after I read both blogs, I think I better have closer look at my body's reaction, can't take lightly on overhydration and dehydration. Sometimes, tend to overlook at what my body needs, I don't think too much of overpush the body is a long-term benefit.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/17/2010 3:45AM

    emoticonfor the information,you never know when it might come in handy.

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WILSLM70 9/17/2010 12:58AM

    Great blog. I drink alot of water and never put to much thought into the signs of overhydration. thanks for sharing, I will pay closer attention to my body in future

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JACKIE4019 9/17/2010 12:57AM

    Good Blog, thanks for the info

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Acne Battle Week #1 New Skincare Regime

Thursday, September 16, 2010

After reading closely an article from acne.org, I decided to try the suggested regime, whcih is simple but need to be careful. So, starting from today, Thursday, September 16, 2010, will start with twice daily:
- wash face with cleanser and dab face dry gently
- with dry, clean fingers, put on anti-acne product
- wash hands and put on moisturizer

For more details on the regime, try google acne.org and you get the ideas. So, prepare yourself, below is my face on week #1. I think I've nice smile but can't help it with those face blemishes! Hmm, can't help to notice that my lips have same colour like my some of my big acne, haha.


MPR1 Day #24 Last Night With Bro's Family

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It was last night with my brother's growing family (before they fly back to their town) - himself, my sister in-law, two nieces. Quite sad as who knows when will I see them again, can't predict the future, right? emoticon So, my dad bought us three large Pizza Hut pizzas, Super Supreme, Thai Supreme and Hawaiian Chicken - we rarely eat pizza, almost once in blue moon, so usually we first oggle then eat, haha emoticon. I took three slices at one go, didn't want to overlimit my stomach capacity if I took one by one and end up five, hehe. Thought want to get one more then last minute decision, I wanted to keep one slice for tomorrow, hehe. And I somehow managed to not keep asking - or glancing - at my brother's plate as last times, I did that so that I would have as much as he had!

Bonus: I wanted to do a quick cardio at early evening as I usually do but spending the last moments with my bro's family was more priceless. Especially since I had to work and the only time I could see them was mostly at night. So, I did a quick pushups and squats after my Zohor prayer (noon prayer) at office, emoticon


MPR1 Day #23 Start Researching On Acne Treatment

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just randomly search for acne treatment (using SP Websearch to get point, haha) and found this website, www.acne.org/ As suggested by Daniel Kern (the founder, I think), The Regimen, a simple three steps, to help clear up acne with smart way not the hard way (that what I think when I read through). It did sound simple but need to follow very closely the instruction for a beginner - wash, put on lots and lots of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide then moisturizer. Hmm, a bit hesistant to use the benzoyl as there are so many reviews that claimed it will bleach hair and clothes - so scary! So, I figured, maybe I can try use my existing salicylic acid (Clinique Spot Treatment Gel). So, for a trial time, starting Thursday, September the 16th (coincidentally, Malaysia's Day, getting national spirit, hehe), I'll do (daily, morning and night):
- wash my face with my SkinFood Parsley and Mandarin Mild Foam
- put on my Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel very lightly all over my face My brother once used this technique with acne spot treatment product from NutriMetics and it worked!)
-moisturizer - just finished my Bobbi Brown moisturizer, Vitamin Enriched Face Base so I'll use SkinFood Parsley and Mandarin Emulsion, much much cheaper and supposedly deal better with my skin, dunno why Korean and Japanese products almost always worked well with my facial skin.

So, goodbye (temporary) my dearest serums (for regenerate skin faster, reducing pores, brightening), sunblock (this is the hardest goodbye but had to coz mine might be clogging, emoticon) and lastly, all my makeup emoticon So, tomorrow, will take a special photo shoot for my starting face for this new skincare regime then end of October, will take another picture and see the difference. By that time, I'll probably have gone through twice period-acne time and hopefully no scary, big pimples!

By the way, while waiting for the Pizza Hut order with my father, I wandered to SkinFood shop and got more information about the Parsley and Mandarin and about new product called Acorn Jelly Mask (remind me of squirrels, haha). A bit broke, so I think I'll buy just cleansing foam early next month, the mask probably after I returned from Hajj as my birthday gift and might can get freebies as end of year, almost all stores will give freebies related to new year. I hope will get table calendar!

Bonus: No bonus, just feeling bad as I felt asleep after my prayer at dawn and not helping my mother with cooking emoticon

Question: What's the different between blemish and acne?


MPR1 Day #22 Getting Better In Jumping Rope

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

I managed to non-stop jumping 80x in 1 minute, an upgrade from 30-rest-30 per minute emoticon Monday, 13th day of September 2010, marked my record of 80 jumps-rest-80 jumps-rest-80 jumps in 3 minutes, so total is 240! And I think my jumping rope endurance (if there's such a thing, hehe) is getting better, I still needed to take long, long breath after 1 set of 80 but my calves muscles were doing fine, not too much "fire" after finished my jumping and by the time I wrote this, I didn't have terrible aches like last Friday, the day after jumping rope battle with my brother (blog MPR1 Day #18 Battle of Jumping Rope www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo

It's time for me to take next step - add one more day of jumping rope (now is at 2 days weekly).

Bonus: I gave Eid homemade biscuits to my colleagues and the comments were good! Flattered by the praises on behalf of my mom, haha. (Of course I also contributed in baking the biscuits, hehe)

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THEEXERCISER 9/14/2010 9:20AM

    It sounds like you are doing great!!!! Keep up the great work!!!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon2 days a week.here you come. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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