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Juicing vs. blending: which should you choose?

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While we have plenty of juice and smoothie recipes here on WalkJogRun, today let’s discuss the difference between juicing and blending. Both of these methods have merits, can be great for your health, and give you energy. What’s the difference? Juicing is the process of extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables and separating it from […]

Stay hydrated this winter with these healthy alternatives to water

Healthy alternatives to water to keep you hydrated

Did you resolve to drink more water in the New Year but the thought of filling up your water bottle for the fifth time today has you down? If you’re tired of plain water but want to keep hydrated here are a few alternatives to whet your whistle. Sparkling water: I’m a huge fan of […]

I’m supposed to run but … I feel dehydrated (practical running advice)

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THE PROBLEM: If you wake up feeling excruciatingly thirsty, have a headache, and are kind of grumpy, you’re likely dehydrated. Symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration include: Thirst Headache Dizziness Weakness Sleepiness Feeling sluggish Dry mouth and skin Muscle cramps Constipation Not urinating as much as usual Dehydration happens when you lose more fluids through […]

Drink up: tasty ways to get your water in

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The season for ultra hydration is upon us, but are you ready for it? On my last long run, I was taken by surprise — majorly so — when I was endlessly thirsty. The temperature was a good 30 degrees higher than I’m used to after being stuck in the vortex all winter. I finished […]

Good hydration: The pros and cons of different drinks for running

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Before a run, what do you fill your water bottle up with – water, a sports drink, coconut water? Runners know how important good hydration is. But with a host of beverage options to choose from, which is best for staying hydrated on the run? Well, that depends. Each beverage comes with its own benefits […]

Fill ‘er up: Water bottle and hydration system basics

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All runners agree it’s important to stay hydrated on the run. But the best way to carry water and other fluids is up for debate. There are lots of water bottles and other types of portable hydration systems available on the market, some of which are designed specifically for running. When shopping for a hydration […]

Hydration 101: get the facts

Our bodies are made up of mostly water. When we take in less water than we put out, dehydration happens. Dehydration causes our bodily systems to stop working well. Slight dehydration can hinder an athlete’s performance and severe dehydration can cause death. That’s why it’s so important for runners and cyclists to drink plenty of […]