What is Sweat Rate
If you are an athlete or find yourself hitting the gym a couple times a week, you may have heard the term “sweat rate” tossed around – particularly if you work with a personal trainer. While most common among marathoners, joggers, and runners, sweat rate applies to all forms of exercise, and is key to ensuring your body stays properly hydrated before, during, and after a good work out. Keep reading to learn more about this important hydration technique. Read the rest of “”
How Water and Electrolytes Work Together
You have probably seen it a million times – a group of rugged (yet highly stylish) athletes running in slow motion, covered in vibrant red and orange sweat while some song designed to get you amped-up blasts in the background and “inspiring” quotes flash across the screen. The message is blatantly clear – to be a better athlete you need to stay hydrated and replenish your electrolytes. And the only way to do this, our advertisement assures us, is through some purple, red, or orange fruit drink. There is a reason behind all of the special effects, music, and slow motion coolness though – to hide the half-truth these sports drink companies are trying to sell you. In truth, you don’t need a fancy sports drink to replace those lost electrolytes – regular food and water is all you really need. Read the rest of “”
Coke or Water?
WATER or COKE – Can you believe this….? Not even about the sugar!
WATER #1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (also applies to half the world population) #2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger. #3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. #4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study. #5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. #6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. #7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. #8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?
COKE #1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. #2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days. #3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china. #4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola. #5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes. #7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. #8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: #1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis. #2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. #3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
So the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?
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