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Fuel Up And Hydrate Properly Like An Olympian

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 – While you watch the Winter Olympics from the comfort of your couch in the coming weeks, pay heed to what helped the athletes reach peak physical condition. "Olympians can teach us a lot about how to eat for better health and performance," said Kaley Mialki, a dietitian with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "Fueling and hydrating ...

Health Tip: Plan to Eat Healthier

Posted 31 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Taking steps to eat a healthier, more balanced diet should be a gradual lifestyle change and shouldn't be too difficult. The American Heart Association suggests: Do not attempt to change all of your eating habits in one day. By setting smaller goals, such as eating more vegetables and fruit, you are more likely to be successful. Cook more often at home and eat out less. When you do dine out, ...

'IV Lounges' Are the Latest Health Fad, But Are They Safe?

Posted 31 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 – "Rent-a-drip" IV lounges are popping up across the country, promising speedy recovery for hangover sufferers, jet lag victims and others seeking an intravenous solution to modern dilemmas. But experts say these lounges are at best a waste of money and at worst potentially dangerous. "The whole thing is really nonsense," said Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a professor of ...

Fluids May Buy Dying Cancer Patients a Day or Two

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – Giving fluids to dying cancer patients may help them live a bit longer, a new British study finds. "Hydration plays a key role in delaying the dying process," said Dr. Agnieszka Michael, medical director of clinical trials at the University of Surrey in England. However, "why this is remains unknown," Michael added. The study included more than 200 cancer patients, aged ...

Astronauts May Get Space Fever

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 – Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts' body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports. The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture. When at rest in space, the astronauts' body temperature ...

Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 – If you're exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises. With winter's chill upon us, it's become increasingly important to check the weather conditions – including the forecast and wind chill – before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut, an assistant professor of orthopedic ...

Global Warming's Humidity Could Put Lives in Danger

Posted 27 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 – You may have heard the expression: It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Researchers seem to agree, and are now warning that humidity is likely to increase the threat to human health from climate change-related temperature hikes in certain parts of the world. Those areas include the southeastern United States, the Amazon, western and central Africa, southern areas of ...

Everything You Need to Know About Exercise and Hydration

Posted 21 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 – Working up a good sweat when you exercise lets you know you're working hard, but it's also a sign that you're losing water – water that needs to be replaced. Water not only regulates your body temperature, it also helps lubricate joints and transport nutrients. If you're not properly hydrated, you won't be able to perform at your peak. You could even experience fatigue, ...

U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord

Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 – Despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris Accord on climate change, the United States will benefit from international efforts to slow the global environmental threat, researchers say. Improvements in air quality and health are likely as a result of domestic and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study led by scientists ...

Lunchtime H2O May Be Key to Curbing Kids' Obesity

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Getting kids to drink water with their school lunches could help keep their weight in check and save the United States billions in obesity-related costs, a new study contends. Researchers calculated the effects of going nationwide with a program piloted in 1,200 New York City schools between 2009 and 2013. Placing water dispensers in school cafeterias led kids to drink ...

How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?

Posted 24 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017 – News coverage of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have made one thing abundantly clear: Planning for disasters could save your life. "The biggest issue that we as first responders run into is that people fail to plan. Then things that could have been simple issues become big problems," said Scott Buchle, program manager for Penn State Health Life Lion EMS. The emergency ...

Marching Band Members Can Use a Physical Tuneup

Posted 4 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 4, 2017 – School marching band members are athletic performers who must be physically fit to manage their routines and fancy footwork, experts say. "These athletes participate in rigorous practices to perfect routines for game day while wearing heavy uniforms in hot, humid conditions," said Mary Mundrane-Zweiacher, an athletic trainer and certified hand therapist. They have unique ...

Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Posted 1 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 – Young gymnasts, figure skaters and wrestlers who try to quickly shed pounds by fasting or restricting fluids may be endangering their health, pediatricians warn. Similarly, young football players or power-lifters who try to rapidly pack on muscle may also be undermining their health, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said. "Sometimes, children and ...

Will Climate Change Bring More Highway Deaths?

Posted 1 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 – America's roads may become more dangerous as an unexpected consequence of climate change, a new study suggests. After seeing an abrupt spike in traffic fatalities in 2015, which reversed a 35-year downward trend, road safety experts assumed increased cellphone use was to blame. But when the statistics for that period showed no change in smartphone use, researchers ...

Health Tip: Heat and the Elderly

Posted 22 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

-- People 65 and older are more likely than younger people to have heat-related illness. Older people often have trouble regulating body temperature due to a chronic medical condition or use of certain prescription drugs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home doesn't have air conditioning, locate an ...

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