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How to Stay Hydrated: 7 Tips for an Active Summer

How to Stay Hydrated: 7 Tips for an Active Summer

By Jake Heikkinen, AT, ATC, CSCS Henry Ford Medical System Not only is H20 an essential nutrient, it literally makes up your entire being: We’re all 40 to 70 percent water, depending on your fitness level and age. And while staying hydrated is always important, it may become more challenging as the weather heats up. Hard-working muscles generate more heat when they’re surrounded by hot air, making it harder for your body to maintain a normal temperature. Even a 1 to 2 percent loss of body weight (from water) can compromise your performance and impact your body’s ability to cool itself....

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8 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

8 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

By Jake Heikkinen, AT, ATC, CSCS  Henry Ford Medical Center If you’ve ever hiked to the top of a mountain, ran a longer distance than you planned or carried a child around the Detroit Zoo, chances are you’ve experienced post-workout muscle soreness. Muscle soreness is a common consequence of overworking your body. Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re subjected to forces that cause microscopic tears in the muscle fibers. Fluid rushes to the area to flush out the damaged cells and build new, stronger muscle cells—and that can be uncomfortable. The discomfort actually has a formal name: delayed onset...

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4 Reasons Connecting with Nature can be Good for Your Health

4 Reasons Connecting with Nature can be Good for Your Health

By Robin Raven (Original article: OneGreenPlanet.org) Many people have feelings of enchantment and wonder at the beauty of nature that go back to their very first experiences hiking and camping in childhood. Being in nature can inspire a sense of awe and help you find greater meaning in your everyday life. What you may not know is that immersing yourself in nature can offer short-term and long-term benefits for your health. Let’s take a look at some major reasons that getting in touch with the natural world can be fantastic for your health and overall well-being. Reason #1: Nature Can...

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Drink More Water & Lose Weight

Drink More Water & Lose Weight

Studies have shown that drinking infused water may help improve weight loss and support long term weight loss maintenance. (1) Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn by as much as 24-30% within 10 minutes of drinking water, and this water weight loss increase can last for as long as 60 minutes! (2,3) So if you want to lose weight fast without much extra effort, try drinking more water. Take infused water another level with HyVIDA Hydrogen Water

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