Items Tagged ‘hydration’

Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here's what you need to know.

July 6, 2018

Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here’s what you need to know.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The health risks of heat are no joke. From 1999 to 2010, more than 9,000 people died in the U.S. alone due to heat illnesses. Dr. Mark Morocco, a clinical professor of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, warns that heat stroke and other heat-related illness should not be taken lightly. Rather, extreme […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency medicine, exhaustion, heat, heat exhaustion, heat illness, heat rash, heat stroke, heat wave, hydration, severe sunburns, sunburn


Amp up your workout with proper hydration

June 23, 2017

Amp up your workout with proper hydration

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

During exercise, most of us hydrate by drinking as much as feels right in the moment. While drinking to satisfy your thirst is generally fine, UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Vigil recommends following a more precise regimen for peak athletic performance. Proper hydration follows the Goldilocks principle: not too little, not too much, but just right. Too […]

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Tags: aerobic exercise, cardio, Dr Daniel Vigil, exercise, exercise tips, hydrate, hydration, hyponatremia, physical activity, sports, sports drinks, sports medicine


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


Stay hydrated to make the most of your exercise routine

January 17, 2017

Stay hydrated to make the most of your exercise routine

By uclahealth uclahealth

Whether you’re fulfilling a personal resolution to get more fit, or seeking to improve your existing exercise routine, don’t overlook the importance of hydration. Staying properly hydrated has many health benefits, and can actually improve your workout’s effectiveness. Water: What is it good for? Water is crucial for staying healthy. It helps maintain your body’s […]

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Tags: electrolytes, exercise, fatigue, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, high-intensity activity, hydration, intense workout, muscle cramps, sports drinks, water, workout