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Going the Distance? Hydration and Exercise

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

It's important to establish an exercise regimen because physical activity offers many health benefits, including decreasing blood pressure, increasing muscle strength, lowering blood fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides), improving sleep, decreasing stress, increasing insulin sensitivity and helping control body weight.

The Truth About Coconut Water

Elle Penner | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

Back when coconut water became a thing, marketers positioned it as a hydration powerhouse, claiming its natural sugar and electrolytes will hydrate better than water. While the nutrient composition of coconut water does resemble a lighter, more natural version of a sports drink, it may not deserve all of the hydration hype after all.

Is It Possible To Drink Too Much Water?

Life by DailyBurn | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by DailyBurn

We've all heard the "rules" of hydration: Drink until your urine is clear; hydrate before you get thirsty. But what if those guidelines aren't quite right? A new statement released this week by a panel of 17 experts suggests that some of these myths might actually put people at risk of overhydration, or hyponatremia.

How Much Water Do You Really Need?

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Petrosino

Chances are, when it comes to water intake, you've heard a lot of different suggestions. Some experts say you need eight to ten 8-ounce glasses daily....

Yes, It's Possible To 'Overdose' On Water

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

With the hottest days of summer still ahead of us, it's even more important to stay hydrated -- heat, humidity and sweat often drain your body of impo...

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling: 9 Experts' Tips

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.08.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Photo Credit: Shutterstock Coconut water is ideal for hydration because it contains natural electrolytes and potassium. Lots of walking, hours spe...

Can Water Improve Your Mood?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it's less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.

7 Things No One Tells You About Hot Yoga

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Hot yoga is an intimidating concept. With studio temperatures ranging from 90 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, most people aren't sprinting to the nearest s...

Do You Have What It Takes to Run a Marathon?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My son asked me if I'd had a bad run. "No, Bud. There's no such thing as a bad run. Some are just tougher than others. Those are the ones that make us stronger."

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation? How Air Travel Can Be Survival of the Fittest!

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr Sanda Moldovan

Have an amazing time whenever and wherever you fly the friendly skies -- knowing you are starting your trip with the optimal health which you and your family enjoy at home!

Avoiding Deadly Dehydration: 8 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hike

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Before you start on a hike that would challenge Lewis and Clark in the hot summer sun, take a few minutes to make sure you have everything that you need.

5 Rules Of Healthy Summer Drinking

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

When it's hot outside and you're keeping active, dehydration can leave you feeling light-headed and disoriented. Cooling off with refreshing beverages can keep your body hydrated and your waistline intact -- if you know which ones to drink.

Let's Drink to Kidney Health (Literally)!

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Citrus juices that are naturally high in citrate, such as lemonade and limeade, have been shown to offer benefits for kidney stone prevention. Beware of juices with high sugar content though, because the sugar can actually increase kidney stone risk.

Foods To Help You Beat The Summer Heat

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.31.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There are a few tricks to cooling down and beating the heat that you may not know -- and they start with the foods that you eat.

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

True Thirst

Brian Benson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

The Badlands weren't so romantic when viewed up close. Those velvety wrinkles, the ones that from afar had made the mountains look as cuddly as sleeping sharpeis, were just a bunch of eroding canyons. And the peaks themselves? Piles of dirt.

If Coconut Water Is the New Kale, Count Me In

Christine Chen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Hawaii
Christine Chen

I'm coming to grips with the fact that I must budget for this relatively new obsession of mine, but I don't mind. Feeling energetic, not taking sick days, glowing from the inside out... it's all priceless.

5 Rules to Run Better for Life

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Overtraining is the number one cause of injuries in runners. If you overdo it and put your body under too much stress too often, running can cause you more harm than good.

The Right Drink For Every Situation

Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nicole McDermott Most of us may have water on tap and milk chilling in the fridge, but did you know these budget-friendly bevs (and more!) cou...

Water Is the Enemy, Gatorade Mobile Game Tells Youth

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.08.2014 | Green
Nancy Huehnergarth

What else is Big Soda doing to quash consumer water consumption, and damage the First Lady's Drink Up campaign, that we have yet to discover?

How To Calculate Optimum Water Intake, From Joel Harper (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper is an advocate of keeping your body and mind well hydrated, and he had a few great tips to share with us. Jo...

7 Surprising Dos And Don'ts For Drinking Water

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com For a long time, we've been led to believe we need to drink 8 cups of water a day, but “this number doesn’t come ...

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 8 Surefire Ways to Energize Your Summer Weekends

Red Room | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Sizzling summer temperatures can put the brakes on the best-laid plans to remain active. When heat and humidity spike, much of our energy is used to c...

13 Tips For Staying Hydrated In Summer Heat

Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Katherine Tallmadge Published: 08/02/2013 12:28 PM EDT on LiveScience Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian; author of "...

Cross Training, Stay Hydrated Outdoors This Summer

Mirabai Holland | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

Remember to bring that water bottle with you and drink a cup of water every 15 minutes or so while you are exercising. Don't wait till you're thirsty. If you're thirsty, you're already getting dehydrated.