A. It all depends. Sports drinks or electrolyte drinks are effective at rehydrating as they contain lowish levels of sugars (sucrose plus glucose) combinesd with electrolytes (potassium, sodium and sometimes magnesium). This combination has been shown to enhance absorption of fluid INTO the body and is superior to drinking water alone.
A. Family meals are really important – not only for nutrition but for the conversation. A large US study has confirmed that eating dinner as a family makes good nutritional sense, leading to better quality diets for older children and teens.
Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And especially so if you're a teen, an athlete or a woman — even more so if you are pregnant. Read on for my outline of what iron does in the body, how much you need and where can you get it.
Researchers now blame much of the obesity epidemic on the decline in everyday movement (called incidental exercise) over the last 30 years. In other words, our lives have become sedentary. We sit more. We move less. Is it any wonder we've become a bit "hefty"? Here's my take on this issue ...
Christmas is a time traditionally given to overindulgence as Christmas drinks, office parties, end-of-year farewells and family get-togethers fill our December calendar. It's a time to connect with family and friends and there's food in abundance whether it's finger foods, buffets or those deadly Christmas food gifts like chocolate Santa's and Rocky Road.
We all know exercise is important for health and that it needs to be done regularly. I know of no better way to force me to walk each day than our dog Archie. Without him, I'd already be a couch potato of extreme spud-ness! Here are 10 things I've learned from Archie, my high-energy cattle dog.
Exercise. We know it's good for us. We know we need to do it regularly. We know we'll feel good after we've done it. But still we have to force ourselves to get up and get moving. Here's how I motivate myself to keep active and how I fit in things that keep me moving instead of being sedentary.