Swimming is a summer highlight for many children, but it may surprise you to know that dehydration is a common problem. Get expert tips to keep your kids hydrated at the pool.
If you’re a dedicated athlete, weather doesn’t stop you from your training and workout routine. But when temperatures turn hot, it’s time to take some extra precautions. Physical activity increases your core temperature. So does hot weather. When you combine the two, you risk serious illness.
It’s great to exercise outside, but working out in warmer weather does have risks. Here are five tips to help you adjust your workouts in the summer heat.
Kids are busy at work and play — and sometimes, they don’t want to stop to get a drink. Parents often need to make sure their children drink enough fluids. Here are the best and worst beverages for your child’s health.
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We have all heard about the pain of passing a kidney stone — and those who’ve experienced it never want to go through it again. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help prevent this common disorder of the urinary tract.
Without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them.
These powerful, small particles can interfere with many important physiological steps like the production, transportation and elimination of hormones. They can even mimic the natural hormones that our bodies make.
Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.
Every year, children die after being left in the car on a hot day — even just for a few minutes. There are some misconceptions about this issue. Learn the truth and find practical tips to keep your kids safe.
You might think that getting ready to run a road race means getting in the best physical shape necessary to finish the course. But there’s a lot more to running a race: You have to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day, says sports health … Read More