Both Food and Drink Keep You Hydrated for Summer Exercise

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Keeping your body well-fueled and hydrated is a must during outdoor summer sports and exercise, a nutrition expert says. “For summer workouts, it’s important to make sure that adequate carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes are consumed,” said sports dietitian Kristen Chang, assistant director of the master’s program in nutrition and dietetics at Virginia Tech University. “You […]

Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

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Americans are night owls at age 20, get the least sleep at 40, and then finally get more shut-eye after retirement. Those are among the key takeaways from a study that looked at the sleep patterns of Americans of all ages. In short, teenagers and young adults often fall asleep after midnight, while folks in […]

Extreme Heat Can Bring Extreme Heart Dangers

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The record-breaking heat that’s scorching much of the United States this week poses significant heart dangers, and you need to take steps to protect yourself, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. That’s especially true for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease or stroke. Heat and dehydration force […]