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Is your fitness program missing the most basic foundation?

With the explosion of the health & fitness industry over the last decade more people than ever before are regularly attending the gym. To varying degrees people push themselves towards their chosen goals; weight loss, muscle gain, endurance, general well being. However, amidst the growth of knowledge about nutrition and fitness, many people often neglect the most important foundation for exercising - adequate hydration. Research by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute found 40% of those going into group fitness classes were partially dehydrated. The Science In order to achieve optimum performance in any activity, mental or physical, adequate hydration is the key. Therefore, when exercising your body demands more fluids to perform effectively. It is estimated that everyday we lose...

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Chlorine in your tap water: Is it safe?

Of all the chemicals added to the water systems across the world, chlorine is probably the most common. It is the universal cleansing chemical used to kill bacteria and micro-organisms that can lead to illnesses and water-borne diseases. The introduction of chlorine was revolutionary to the water industry in the UK in the late 1800s. It allowed us to properly combat diseases such as cholera and legionella. Routine levels of chlorine used in mains water supplies are now around 0.5mg/l and the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that up to 5mg/l is acceptable. There is a lot of information around based on the varying effects consumption of chlorinated water can have on your body and while the levels that exist...

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