Be Proactive About Heat-Related Illness This Summer

In very tragic news, it was recently discovered that former NFL running back Marion Barber III died of heat stroke. He was just 38-years-old. On June 1, he was reportedly found dead in his apartment in Dallas. The death appears to be accidental and that he was working out in “sauna-like” conditions.

Never Wait To Feel Thirsty Before You Hydrate

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to get outside and get some exercise, but lately I have been extremely cautious due to the heat. It does not take long for dehydration and heatstroke to take over.

Pregnant Women Should Not Eat For Two, But Perhaps They Should Be Drinking Water For Two

I recall gaining nearly 60 pounds when I was pregnant. I just could not seem to gain enough weight to satisfy my doctor. And I was not underweight when I got pregnant.  At 5'10" I weighed about 145 pounds. By my ninth month, I was almost 200 pounds.  It used to be quite common for doctors and other to tell pregnant patients that they were eating for two. "Eat as much as you want and whatever you want. Now is the time to do it,”  they said. 

Are You Overhydrating?

There’s no shortage of stories online about people committing to drinking a gallon of water a day and claiming this leads to better skin, less cravings for unhealthy foods, weight loss and more benefits.

Two Girls Get Rhabdomyolysis After Squat Competition. Be Proactive!

Doing squats is great for strengthening our quads and tightening up our glutes. But the following story is an example of how too much of a good thing can be bad.

Have Loved Ones in Senior Living? Don’t Let Them Get Dehydrated

If you’ve never heard of “terminal dehydration,” you’re probably not alone. Terminal dehydration, also called voluntary death by dehydration (VDD), is when a very ill patient decides to stop eating food or drinking fluids to hasten death.

Water Can Lower Your Risk for Making Simple Mistakes

Water is one of the six basic nutrients you need to live. The others are protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. But water is the only nutrient where absence will cause death within days.

Why You Can’t Ignore the Watermelon at Your Fourth of July BBQ

For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is all about fun, relaxation, good food and drinking! This holiday may also be about spending lots of time in the sun and doing outdoor physical activities.

Beer and Baseball at Your Next BBQ? Not so Fast!

If you’re like 90 percent of Americans who are drinkers, you will likely be planning to enjoy your favorite distilled beverage while you are outdoors (especially now that it’s summer). And, according to research, the most popular venue by far for outdoor drinking is, hands down, the barbecue with a favorite vote of some 65 percent. The other 35 percent like imbibing at picnics, pool parties, summer festivals and outdoor concerts.

Don’t Let Dehydration Ruin Your Summer Fun!

For those of us living in the United States, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Warmer weather has arrived, the days are longer, the grandkids are out of school, the pools get uncovered, and cook-outs are the order of the day.

Headache 101: Advice That Won’t Hurt Your Head

The dreaded headache. We all get them from time to time, especially if we are under stress or maybe a little dehydrated. Headaches are so common, we usually write them off as no big deal.

Drinking Makes You Thirsty – And That is a Good Thing!

At some point, you may have been told that alcohol does not really dehydrate you. This is simply not true. Today, I want to talk about the dehydrating effects of alcohol, why it’s important to know about them and what you can do to counter dehydration and its risks when and if you decide to drink alcohol.

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