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Water or Sports Drink?

Did you know your work out performance is impaired when there is only a 2% decrease in body weight due to fluid loss? I love to work up a good sweat in spin class. My favorite studio is close by at Winnetka Spynergy and I go twice a week. I always bring along a full quart size water bottle and it is empty when I leave. I sometimes fill it up during the class and on my way out the door when I am heading home. That is a lot of water! But our bodies need an adequate amount of water to function properly. We are composed of 70% water and each of our 37 trillion cells need it to function properly. Here are just a few of the important functions of water in the human body: Read More

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Drink more water, Especially During the Winter

Did you know that we lose as much water from our bodies in the winter as we do in summer? We tend to think about drinking lots of water during physical activity when the weather is hot and we are sweating profusely, but during the winter? We couldn’t possibly sweat enough to lose that much moisture in such cold weather! The reality is, many people are low on fluids during the winter because of the cold. Read More