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Water vs. Gatorade: What’s the Best Hydration for Colorado Athletes?

If you are hiking the Manitou Incline, or if you’re an athlete hoping to join the Olympic athletes training here in Colorado Springs, the intensity of your exercise may have your body screaming for electrolytes and carbohydrates.

For those who play sports regularly, the question often comes up: which is more beneficial for you while exercising, Gatorade or water? The answer is: that depends on you — the type and duration of your activity, and what you put into your body before you exercise. You need to start out well nourished and well hydrated.

Cocaine Use In UK So High It Has Contaminated Drinking Water

This may sound shocking when one considers the vast volume of water that is processed for tap water; or the variety of chemicals and minerals found in routine sampling, but one study shows that consumption of cocaine in the UK has caused trace amounts of the drug to show up in drinking water.

New Innovations – Gadget Turns Air into Water

At this time of year it may be difficult to recall the warm days of summer, when the air was so muggy you could stay hydrated just by breathing it. But a new home appliance is actually making this promise. Known as “atmospheric water generators,” these gadgets make tit possible to convert outdoor air into nearly 13 quarts of fresh water daily.

Dehydration – Who Is At Risk And What Are The Dangers?

With time being such a scarce commodity these days, people are serious about their workouts; sometimes too serious. Performance is important to any athlete, and there is nothing wrong with making the most of every workout, but nothing is more critical to the athlete than safety. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, nothing is more important than proper hydration. Even the slightest amount of dehydration can diminish one’s physical endurance and mental acuity, thereby reducing the benefits of a workout.

“Drink Up!” Says First Lady Michelle Obama

If there is one thing that can be said about the First Lady’s healthcare initiatives; they are always somewhat controversial. But when she came out to hold a press conference last week encouraging American’s to “drink up” it was met with a surprising backlash. All she was saying in this “Drink Up” campaign was that Americans need to drink more water, a topic that had never been in dispute – until now.

Are Energy Drinks Really Bad For You?

Chances are if you’re a young person who regularly consumes energy drinks you have heard your share of criticism; whether from adults, doctors or your peers. But not every energy drink has the same ingredients. Some rely on natural or botanical extracts such as ginseng or acai berry while others include high quantities of caffeine and chemicals.