Hydration Tips for Active Older Adults

As the┬átemperatures soar, active 50+ exercisers (myself included!) need to pay special attention to hydration. There are some who say that thirst should be your only guide for hydration, but that advice could be dangerous as we age. When older adults exercise, especially in hot and humid climates, they have a diminished sensation of thirst.Continue reading “Hydration Tips for Active Older Adults”

Coconut Water, Homemade Sports Drinks and Other Thoughts on Hydration

As college students make their way to campus, college athletes are taking the field and hitting the gym for sports training and competition. Two questions that I’m being asked are, “is coconut water better than sports drinks?” and “should I make my own sports drink to cut down on sugar?” First, coconut water…although being marketedContinue reading “Coconut Water, Homemade Sports Drinks and Other Thoughts on Hydration”

Nutrition 101 for Swimmers

My 3 great nephews joined a swim team for the first time…the Hartwell Hydros. They range in age from 6 to 9 years and it is fun to hear about their races and see the enjoyment they get from swimming. After watching a swim meet, here are some tips for parents whose kids are onContinue reading “Nutrition 101 for Swimmers”