60% of your body is made up of water. It is crazy to think that we are all basically walking, talking, living, breathing water molecules—but it's true. We're flesh, bone, and lots and lots of water. It might be tempting to think that we would all need to "fill the tank" and drink as much water as possible. However, according to the respected Mayo Clinic, "no one size fits all." Knowing your body will help you determine how much water you should enjoy each day.
Life is all about cycles of birth, growth, decline, and renewal. Things that last “forever” typically aren’t helpful or healthy and should be viewed skeptically.
Even the longest-living organisms like trees that survive for many thousands of years eventually die and decay, making way for others. It’s just natural. That’s why so-called “forever chemicals” are very concerning.
Aw, swimming. It’s so nice to relax by the pool. The water is so fresh and clear, with the reflections of the summer sun bouncing off the ripples. I love this... sitting here by the pool with a refreshing, ice cold bottle of water. This water feels so good going down and tastes amazing. I’m thirsty—so thirsty… [Huh? Wha'?] Darn! Just a dream. That pool and summer sun felt so good... maybe I can go back back to sleep real quick. But... shoot... now I'm so thirsty. Ugh!
Electrolytes and hydration are an important aspect of your overall health. To get an better start understanding electrolytes, we will begin to explore them in the context of high altitude. For athletes—and especially high-altitude athletes—electrolyte balance is critical to maintain optimal athletic performance and safety. You need to be feeling your best on that fourteener (mountain-person parlance for "14,000-foot mountain")
Working out is excellent for your physical health and overall well-being. However, exercising takes a toll on your body and its resources, especially if you do vigorous workouts.
When you “work up a good sweat” while exercising, the fluid that’s dampening the front of your shirt has to come from somewhere! So does the water your body is using internally to endure and recover from the session. If you’re not aware of your water needs and taking action to address them, it’s easy to suffer from dehydration. If you become dehydrated, you can experience symptoms ranging from intense thirst and weakness to muscle cramps, spasms, and elevated blood pressure.
You’ve probably experienced this: You wake up in the morning, grab a glass of water that you intentionally or unintentionally left out overnight, and take a big swig of that room-temperature water. Your immediate reaction is, “That’s stale water!”
And while “stale” may not be the ideal descriptor, you’re not wrong. It has an unmistakably stale taste as it goes down and may also leave a bad taste in your mouth.
When you think of the top companies in any industry, it’s likely that the first thing that comes to mind is their product. You think about how it looks, how it performs, and how it makes you feel when you use or consume it.
But there’s another factor in the appeal of companies you prefer—one that’s just as important to their success (and your ranking of them) as their products. The best companies provide great customer service.
In today’s highly connected world, you can get online at any time of the day or night and order products produced anywhere in the world. And typically, you can have those products delivered to your home or business within a few days. In some instances, you can get them the same day! What could be better?
Well, increasingly, people are realizing that the fact that you can get products from just about anywhere on the planet doesn’t mean you should. Instead, there are many reasons to shop and buy locally.
You may have heard of recent diet fads or speciality drinks claiming to be "high alkaline." What does this mean and how does it relate to pH level? Buckle your seatbelt and get ready for a crash course in understanding water pH and acidity.