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Rehydrating Drinks

Rehydrating Drinks. Greetings All, Loughborough University in the UK is famous for its sports education. It also undertakes a lot of scientific sports research. They studied a large range of drinks to find which would be best for rehydrating the body after exercise and retaining that fluid. They tested water, juices, specialist sports rehydrating drinks and just about anything they could find. Hangovers are the result of dehydration.  There’s a protein in the bladder which recycles fluid pure enough to…

Activity v Exercise, Part 1

What's the Difference Between Activity and Exercise? Activity is what we do throughout the day. In the past, most people had a very active day involving much more physical work. Certainly since around 1980, there has been a big shift from manufacturing in many western countries towards service and finance industries. With the aid of modern technology, this has brought a rise in office jobs and a lot more sitting down. Less activity for many. Much labour intensive factory work…

BMI or Waistline

BMI or Waistline.  - BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is meant to be a guide as to whether someone is over-weight. It is calculated by dividing a person's weight by their height. The units used are kilograms and metres. The formula was first developed by a Belgian scientist/mathematician around 1840. He didn't call it BMI in those days; that tag came along in the early 1970s. The trouble is, the formula was not developed as a result of…

The Demon Sugar

The Demon Sugar.  Hello, For anyone on a diet or just for general overall good health, sugar has to be seen as a problem. Where there's unwanted or excessive weight, sugar rather than some fats is considered the main bad-boy. For anyone cautious about sugar, it can be extremely difficult to avoid these days. Sugar can appear anywhere under many guises. In the list of ingredients for products here are some of the common names: • sucrose • glucose syrup…