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Sep 14
2010

Adding Lemon to Water

Posted by DMBjamsto41 in Water , tips , lemons , benefits

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What are the benefits for drinking water with lemon in it?

1.       Good for your stomach – can help relieve a lot of digestion problems.

2.       Good for you skin – lemon is vitamin C and can help rejuvenate your skin.

Jul 26
2010

Stay Hydrated, But Not Too Hydrated

Posted by mallorygold in Water , liquid , kidney , intake , hydration , health , effects , drink , consumption

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We’ve all heard the sayings, “its just water,” and people are constantly promoting drinking at least seven glasses of water, especially in the summer months.  But the truth is drinking too much water can be bad for your health.

Whenever you drink several glasses of water a day solely because you’re told it’s good for you, you are actually putting unnecessary strains on your body. Ingesting more water than you feel you need increases your overall blood volume. Your blood volume exists within your blood circulatory system. Ingesting vast amounts of water needlessly increases your blood volume and can put unnecessary burdens on your heart and blood vessels. In addition, there is a strain put on your kidneys. They must work extra to filter the excess water out of your blood circulatory system. Many people think that the kidneys are the equivalent of a pair of plumbing pipes in which the more water you run through your body and kidneys, the cleaner they become. However, this is not the case. This filtration system that’s established in your kidneys is composed by a series of specific capillary beds, which can get damaged from unnecessary wear and tear over time. Drowning your system with large amounts of water is one of the many potential causes of this damage.

Jun 23
2010

Extreme Heat Health Tips

Posted by Courtney6190 in Water , umbrella , tips , sun , stenuous , shade , rest , replenish , relax , 

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The sun is vital to all our lives, giving life to all living organisms in some way or another, as well as vitamin D, but it can also be a very deadly thing. Have you ever seen in the movies where somewhere is stuck wandering around in the hot dessert with the sun beating down on them and they start to feel fatigued and eventually delusional? Well that can actually happen, and does happen to many people who are unaware of the devastating effects of the sun. 

The sun is powerful and the second we overlook its strong influence is when we end up with heat stroke or sun burn. Depending on the time of day and your latitudinal location it is sometimes best not to leave your house without some form of protection from the sun and its hazardous rays. For the majority of the world, the sun is strongest from 10 am to 3 pm so try to avoid extreme heat during this part of the day. Those wanting to exercise should think about either exercising early in the morning or after the sun is beginning to set. If this is not at all possible there is always the option of exercising indoors. Indoor locations such as malls, or gyms, provide individuals with areas to exercise while they enjoy the use of air conditioning.

Some locations are subject to extreme dry heat, whereas others have a more humid climate. An example of a location enduring hot and dry weather conditions is Las Vegas, Nevada. In such an environment, one could sweat and the sweat is evaporated almost instantaneously, which can actually be more dangerous, for people don’t realize they are becoming dehydrated and losing water. Extreme heat is known as heat waves when it occurs during only certain parts of the year and is usually joined with high humidity. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can have many detrimental effects on your health. An extreme heat health implication is heat stroke, which if severe enough can cause disability or even prove deadly.

May 19
2010

Foods That Help Build Muscle

Posted by jay11284 in Yogurt , Water , Salmon , Protein , Omega 3 , Muscle , Food , Fatty

jay11284

Foods That Help Build Muscle

Eggs

Some call eggs the Perfect Protein. Eating the Yolk has it's benefits as well so you don't always have to go with just egg whites. The yolk contains Vitamin B12 which is necessary for fat breakdown. They also happen to be full of other vitamins and minerals including riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, zinc and vitamins B6, B12, D and E. The incredible edible egg is a pretty accurate slogan.

Almonds

They contain Vitamin E which is a great source of alpha-tocopherol which helps restore muscle after a heavy workout. So how many almonds should you have? About two handfuls a day seems to do the trick.

Salmon

Contains lots of high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids too. Omega-3s are good because they decrease muscle-protein breakdown which improves recovery and warrants more gains.