Dehydration and Allergies If you've ever had allergies you know how miserable they can be. And the antihistamines you have to take to keep them under control are just as bad, making you drowsy and loopy. During allergy season I have a cabinet full of every all natural solution I can find. Since I was taking so many pills, I had to drink a lot more water with them. I noticed … [Read more...] about Dehydration and Allergies – Is There a Connection?
Water is one of the most important things a runner can consume. About 60% of a runner's total body weight is water. Water helps maintain body temperature, improve digestion, and helps with circulation and excretion of wastes. Dehydration and runners If a runner doesn't drink enough water, they won't able to sweat adequately, and this is how body temperature is regulated. If … [Read more...] about Dehydration and Runners
Athletes will go to great lengths to shave seconds off of their running time, and that includes runners. So running and dehydration should be one of the first things to be aware of. As little as 2% dehydration could slow a runner down and have a negative impact on their performance. Studies show that you tend to slow down about 2% for each 1% loss in bodyweight because of … [Read more...] about Running and Dehydration
Kids at Risk for Dehydration As soon as the weather gets warmer, kids head outside to play, and that can put kids at risk for dehydration if they don't drink enough water. Most parents don’t realize that kids are much more susceptible to dehydration and heat illness than adults, and the effects are more serious. Part of the reason is that kids absorb more heat than adults, but … [Read more...] about Kids at Risk for Dehydration