Stoned – my battle with dehydration. 12 tips for the hydration challenged.

Kidney stones that is. I’ve had them since I was in my 20’s. A handful in my left kidney, another handful in my right kidney. My 1st stone was relatively small and on the verge of passing. My urologist told me to go ahead with my plans of running the Long Beach Marathon as it would most likely pass during the throws of it. So it did…

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Get vigorous & guzzle water – metabolic (and other) rewards await!

Came across another study documenting the advantages of vigorous exercise. Specifically,  45-min of vigorous exercise results in an increased number of calories burned for 14 hours post exercise- an additional 37%!

And a study that proves the old adage that drinking water helps with weight loss. Apparently when you drink 17 ounces of water (about two glasses),  your metabolic rate shoots up by about 30 percent. Just another reason to work on your hydration. (Talking to myself, kidney stone diva, on this one.)

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Guess what? Study shows the benefits of vigorous exercise over moderate exercise. (Duh.)

This would have been great as my debut blog, but the 6 year study comparing the results of runners and walkers just came out. Turns out, runners had greater weight loss than walkers, especially overweight women. Both walkers and runners lost weight, but the weight loss was more significant in the runners. In fact, the same amount of exercise produced 90% more weight loss running vs. walking for those with a BMI greater than 28. High intensity workouts also reduced the risks for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, and coronary heart disease (CHD).

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