Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Flavor Your Water Naturally

Cucumber-Orange Water Recipe

By Adela Jung

Cucumber-Orange WaterNot all of us like soda and flavored drinks, but plain old water can get boring after a while. Here, the clean flavors of cucumber and orange steep in water for a refreshing twist.

This recipe was featured as part chow.com Post-Holiday Recovery Menu

  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 thin slices English cucumber
  • 5 thin slices orange
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Serve.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Could Water Fluoridation Harm Your Health?

Phoenix set to reassess fluoridation

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Water and Its Significant Role in Your Workout Regime

Stay Safe When Working Out in Summer Heat

Juan Villa | Visalia Time-Delta
Workouts don't need to be put aside simply because the hot weather has arrived. By making a few simple changes, those heading outdoors for their regular workouts can stay safe while doing so.

Three Central Valley natives share some tips for staying safe while working out in the hot weather.

Stay hydrated

When it comes to taking care of the body while exercising in hot weather, local experts agree that staying hydrated is foremost.

And staying hydrated doesn't mean just drinking water or Gatorade during the actual workout. Staying hydrated before working out is just as important.

"If say they only drink in the morning, then by the time their competition or workout comes around they will have lost that hydration significantly," said Janelle Myers, Redwood High School athletic trainer. "Not all of it but a lot of it will have been lost. The most important thing is to stay hydrated before and during practice."