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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Does naturally flavored sparking water hydrate as good as regular water? I usually drink sparkling more because I don't care for plain water

Does naturally flavored sparking water hydrate as good as regular water? I usually drink sparkling more because I don't care for plain water

Dehydration: AMY CANAVAN, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Falls Church, Virginia
BILLY S. ARANT, JR., MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Am Fam Physician. 2009 Oct 1;80 (7):692-696.
Diagnosis and Management of Dehydration in Children
Check this article out Typically it is the combination of elctorytes and carbs that make a difference. ...Read more

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I really hate drinking water...Is the flavored water just as good?

I really hate drinking water...Is the flavored water just as good?

Hate Drinking Water: If you hate your tap water then you can use bottled water, flavoured or plain as long as there is no sugar or sugar substitutes and is naturally flavoured. Avoid soda like come, pepsi and others including diet sadas. ...Read more

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I am drinking Berkley & Jensen sparkling water cranberry raspberry flavor. I read in the ingredient that it has Sucralose. Is this good for you?

I am drinking Berkley & Jensen sparkling water cranberry raspberry flavor. I read in the ingredient that it has Sucralose. Is this good for you?

Artificial Sweetner: Look up Sucralose, eg. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Sucralose. Since sugars (carbohydrates) are the primary driver of obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, atherosclerosis & cancer, this is likely a better alternative to real sugars. However, it tastes sweet, stimulates insulin, fat storage & reduces ketosis (burning fat), so not perfect. Suggest study: dietdoctor. Com, FatChance. Html, etc. ...Read more

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What's some good things to drink besides water or gator aid having c diff. Want to get more flavor. Think i'd drink more if had some taste.

What's some good things to drink besides water or gator aid having c diff. Want to get more flavor. Think i'd drink more if had some taste.

Flavor enhancers: There are all kinds of flavor enhancers out there now that you squirt into water to improve flavor. Also powdered additives like crystal lite is fine. Finally, very low or no sugar juices (look on the label approved for diabetics) can be consumed once or twice a day. Finally, consider no lactose milk - you should be able to tolerate that. ...Read more

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I like water but prefer more flavor. Is it ok to drink the sobe lifewaters 0cal? I'm watching calorie intake and thought they were really good for 0cal

I like water but prefer more flavor. Is it ok to drink the sobe lifewaters 0cal? I'm watching calorie intake and thought they were really good for 0cal

Yes: Noncaffeinated products are good for your health and hydrating for your skin. Water is always the best choice but there are many products to flavor the water without adding caffeine or calories and these are very helpful. ...Read more

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During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) I drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can I remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) I drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can I remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

Stop weights: Replenish your electrolytes with PowerAde, Gatorade, Vitamin water and a good multivitamin. Work with a trainer for form and technique. Take a week off and concentrate on diet and hydration. ...Read more

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What will happen if I eat artificial flavor drink powder alone without any water? Is it unhealthy or is it like eating candy?

What will happen if I eat artificial flavor drink powder alone without any water? Is it unhealthy or is it like eating candy?

Probably nothing.: Depends upon the specific contents. Some of these may contain agents that could give you a little diarrhea if you were to eat the whole package. But in general they should be safe. ...Read more

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I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?

I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?

Carbonation OK: Carbonation in reasonable quantities is not known to cause disease. It is wise to be aware of what else is in what you are drinking. Recommend looking at the ingredient list and the nutrition label. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink flavored water or do I have to drink plain water? I'm not a big water drinker unless its flavored.

Is it ok to drink flavored water or do I have to drink plain water? I'm not a big water drinker unless its flavored.

Yes, it's ok: There is no evidence of harm in any of the flavorings used - they are food colorings and occasionally things like spearmint or peppermint, and they have been around a long time without known harm. That being said, they are more expensive and there is no evidence that they do any good. Some flavored waters also have vitamins, which most people really don't need if they are on a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more

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Why is it that no matter how much flavored water I drink, I still feel thirsty?

Why is it that no matter how much flavored water I drink, I still feel thirsty?

Try plain.: Some flavored waters do tend to make you feel thirsty. I suspect, but cannot prove, that this is done purposely - to induce you to drink more flavored water. Try plain water; i'll bet the problem solves itself, and you'll save money, too! ...Read more

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Gave up diet soda a year ago. I drink 2-3 liters of water daily plus 2 Vitamin Water Zero daily with lunch one & dinner for flavor. Safe choice?

Gave up diet soda a year ago. I drink 2-3 liters of water daily plus 2 Vitamin Water Zero daily with lunch one & dinner for flavor. Safe choice?

I think this sounds: Pretty good. Vitamin Water Zero passes a lot of nutritional tests: it is calorie free, has no artificial sweeteners (sweetened with Trulia and fructose) and no artificial dyes. You are getting 200% of the vitamin C recommended daily value (100% in each 8 oz), but close to 100% of a handful of B vitamins and a boost for a few more. Total fluid intake: about 84 to 118 oz daily. Generous but ok:) ...Read more

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Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?

Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?

Caffeine: Yes. Of course. You do not need a physician to tell you that drinking something that causes dehydration is the opposite of drinking water for health. ...Read more

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Is tropical citrus flavor water okay to drink after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Is tropical citrus flavor water okay to drink after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Drink all you can!: I say yes. You need to stay well hydrated after wisdom teeth come out. As long as it doesn't hurt when you drink it, and as long as you keep doing the salt water rinses on a regular basis (as well as follow all the other post op instructions) you will be fine to drink almost anything. Just avoid alcohol and acidic juices. ...Read more

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Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.

Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.

You have the answer: You may add non-caloric flavoring. Try some fruit flavoring, eg. With slices of lemon, orange, strawberries etc, rather than chemical flavoring.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have been very thirsty lately. I drink a lot of water, but all that quenches my thirst is flavored beverages. Could this be diabetes?

I have been very thirsty lately. I drink a lot of water, but all that quenches my thirst is flavored beverages. Could this be diabetes?

Maybe: The term to describe this is polydipsia. It's usually a symptom of something else. Both type of diabetes can cause polydipsia (diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus). There are other causes for polydipsia as well. If this continues, see you doctor for a blood test to confirm/refute the diagnosis and find out what exactly is wrong. ...Read more

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Is sparkling water as good as normal water? Can I drink more sparkling than regular water?

Is sparkling water as good as normal water? Can I drink more sparkling than regular water?

Sparkling: Water has GAS. .....usually Carbon Dioxide.... and glass for glass is just the same as regular water! BUT many people cannot tolerate the increased BOWEL GAS!


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My daughter went to the lake this past weekend came home sick had been drinking and water didn't taste good. Now is throwing up an diariah?

My daughter went to the lake this past weekend came home sick had been drinking and water didn't taste good. Now is throwing up an diariah?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis is most often caused by viral infection. Adequate fluid and salt intake is essential not to get dehydrated. Should she develop a sign of dehydration, bloody diarrhea, or fever, seek a medical attention. ...Read more

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I am 60 years old (M) & weigh 275 pounds. I eat fairly unhealthy. I drink one gallon of sweet tea a day but want to quit and substitute water. Good idea?

I am 60 years old (M) & weigh 275 pounds. I eat fairly unhealthy. I drink one gallon of sweet tea a day but want to quit and substitute water. Good idea?

Good idea: You may want to taper the tea intake over several days, otherwise you may experience caffeine withdrawal headache or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is drinking hot water good for your health?

Is drinking hot water good for your health?

Drinking: Water at all comfortable temperatures is NECESSARY for your health. HOT water has no specific remedial qualities except it probably makes better Tea!

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Is eating ice a good or bad thing? I am constantly crave ice. Instead of drinking 8 cups of water, I am eating 8cups or more of crushed ice dailly.

Is eating ice a good or bad thing? I am constantly crave ice. Instead of drinking 8 cups of water, I am eating 8cups or more of crushed ice dailly.

No: Medical problem but u may get numbness of gums try switching to water 8 cups of ice is not equal to 8 cups of water because ice expands so u may be dehydrated after exercise. ...Read more

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Drinking hot water is good for health?

Drinking hot water is good for health?

Yes: Drinking hot water is just fine for one's health, as long it is not too hot. Water has no fat, no sugar, no salt, and no chemical flavorings/sweeteners, so is good for the body as long as one is not overdoing the water-drinking. ...Read more