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Can you drink too much water?

Can you drink too much water? Some of the most common health advice is to stay hydrated – and for the most part, this is excellent advice. Staying hydrated is important for regulating blood pressure, plays a role in food digestion and regulating fluid/electrolyte balance during exercise and training.   But is it possible to drink …

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Did you know that our bodies are 70% water? Why is it important to know this?

Our heart rate and body temperature increases when we exercise or are out in the heat on a hot day. The way our body regulates this increase in body temperature is through sweating (evaporation), through a process called thermoregulation. Once we finish exercising, we need to replace the fluid lost by rehydrating. Rehydrating after exercise …

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Working out on an empty stomach, why you should or shouldn’t do this.

As mentioned before the information differs for different chronic health populations, with medications and biological factors playing a role. Eating meals containing carbohydrates are known to increase blood glucose and insulin concentrations. When this is followed by exercise, glucose uptake into skeletal muscle is enhanced, leading to a lower effect on blood glucose. This has …

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What are Headaches and Migraines? How can we help relieve the symptoms?

Headaches? Headaches are characterised as any pain present in the head or face. While there are many different types of headaches, they can be classified into two main groups: Primary Headaches and Secondary Headaches. Primary Headaches are not due to another underlying medical condition (Migraine, Cluster headaches, and Tension Headaches fall into this category). Secondary …

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