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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] KEEPING HYDRATED DURING THE WARM SUMMER MONTHS Adequate fluid intake is needed for proper hydration and allowing your body to function at its best. According the Institute of Medicine healthy individuals can typically meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking at meals. However, elderly, young children, athletes, sick individuals […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-9″] HYDRATION The loss of even 2 percent body water weight (3 pounds for a 150-pound athlete) during an exercise bout can inhibit physical and mental performance. Tips to avoid dehydration Arrive at your event hydrated so you are not playing catch-up. Begin hydrating within the first 30 minutes of the exercise bout. […]

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A Healthier U

 STAYING HYDRATED IN THE SUMMER HEAT Dehydration and heat stroke are dangerous conditions that can be life threatening if left untreated. These conditions are more common over the summer months, but can be easily prevented by proper planning and monitoring. Dehydration occurs when your body loses fluid that is not being adequately replaced. We lose […]

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