Who Needs Electrolytes and Why?

Many people talk about electrolytes but do you have any idea what electrolyte really is? Being among the smallest of chemicals...

Keeping Your Electrolytes in Balance

Without electrolytes, physiological stability—called homeostasis—goes haywire and nerve and muscle function are disturbed, body fluid balance is upset, and other critical body workings are…

Coconut Water: Is It What It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Whether or not Robinson Crusoe was sustained by it, coconut water—not coconut milk—has gathered a following among those fitness fans looking for an all-natural alternative to sports drinks. However,…

Child Athletes Nutrition

“Most children and adolescents who are strongly committed to sports are not concerned about nutrition as it relates to energy balance and obesity,” states a report from a 2004 issue of Nutrition.…

Hydration: How much do you need?

We have been counseled to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day (8 x 8) for such a long time that the advice has become unwritten law…and slavishly followed at that. This chant started so long…