Tag Archives: dehydration

Is NOT Sweating Dangerous?

Is NOT Sweating Dangerous?

Q: I’ve been working out for approximately 11 weeks now. (I dance to fast and moderately fast-paced music, as well as lift weights.) It takes a lot for me to sweat, and because of this I retain a lot of water. I don’t even sweat in the 90 ...
Follow Directions for Sun Protection

Follow Directions for Sun Protection

Exercise has its obvious perks — helping to improve cardiovascular strength, build and maintain a lean, mean body and provide natural energy. But did you know exercise can also cause damage to the body, inside and out? It’s true…but ...
Electrolytes 101

Electrolytes 101

We are always told to drink more water. But as fit, active people we can’t rely on water alone — even during the colder months. When we’re sweating, we lose electrolytes that must be replaced, or we risk becoming dehydrated. To help ...
Formulas for Fueling and Hydrating on Race Day

Formulas for Fueling and Hydrating on Race Day

Q: I have a hot 70.3 on my schedule. What do I need to know about hydration and fueling leading up to and on race day? Brandon Marsh answers: A: This is a common concern and a question we get often. First, it’s important to understand hydration ...
Make Your Own Sports Drink, the Natural Way

Make Your Own Sports Drink, the Natural Way

A person who burns about 2,000 calories should get about 8-12 cups of fluid per day. That may sound like a lot to drink, but it doesn’t all have to come from drinking water. Keep slices of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and other such water- ...
Bring it Outside

Bring it Outside

Warmer weather means it’s time to get outside””for backyard barbecues, gardening, little league games, and, of course, exercise! Taking your cardio routine outdoors is a great change of pace from working out in a stuffy gym or your boring ...
Away We Go

Away We Go

Dear Amy, I’ve done a few triathlons close to home, but this summer I will be flying across the country for my first “destination” event. Do you have any tips for competing on less-than-familiar soil? Amy: Race season is upon us, w ...