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A dehydrated swimmer

There’s a new-to-me vocabulary: osmolality, which means measures of dehydration that trainers and coaches regularly check among their athletes along with gravity. Ever heard of a dehydrated swimmer? A blind optometrist just whisked through. Samuel Taylor Coleridge too. “Water, water … Continue reading →

What do Olympians eat?

As media keep us updated with the London Olympics we see how athletes show power and stamina. Those medals. The hype, the awe. Do you wonder what makes all that possible? More specifically what fuels their extraordinary feats. Let’s narrow … Continue reading →

The hungry organ
Posted on July 26, 2012 by HazelCeej

“Give the body junk food and the brain is certainly going to suffer,” comments nutritionist Bethany Thayer, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. It is statements like that that renews my horror every time I see sacks of junk food … Continue reading →

The humorous stimuli
Posted on July 20, 2012 by HazelCeej

Have you got a funny kid or have one among your friends or acquaintances? If a child has sense of humor early on, it may mean he’s got the genes. Study shows the same parts of the brain that respond … Continue reading →

Chubby doctors
Posted on June 9, 2012 by HazelCeej

Is your doctor fat, thin or just right? HealthDay Reporter Randy Dotinga didn’t actually say fat or thin in his Medicine Net report. He called them ‘chubby’ doctors, and that they could be bad for your health. How? Yes, I … Continue reading →

English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm ...

English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm stiletto heels. Category:Shoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Higher heels, shorter strides
Posted on May 17, 2012 by HazelCeej

“Walking in high heels changes how women walk, puts strains on muscles, and raises risk of injury.” We know, we know, don’t we? The bit on discomfort at least. But they are irrisistible wardrobe items. Could that be why we … Continue reading →

Getting kids to eat healthy meals
Posted on April 14, 2012 by HazelCeej

It’s a challenge; and understandable enough: if it’s hard getting adults to eat healthy, how do we go about this business on kids? I check what I am doing or not or have done against professional advice that I read. … Continue reading →

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