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Electrolyte Fluid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Electrolyte Fluid.

How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later. Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainl...  Read more

Healthy Beverage Guidelines

Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an...  Read more

What to Eat After You Work Out

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab...  Read more

Help Your Kids Beat the Summer Heat

It’s "summertime, and the livin' is easy." But for kids, life during summer can be downright sweltering. Many activities—ball games, tennis clinics, band camp, and football training—take place during this hot season, a...  Read more

Nutrition FAQs

Is it a problem to eat less than my recommended calories each day? Strange as it sounds, going too low on calories is a common cause of getting stuck at your current weight despite dieting. Your body is designed to protect you from starvation du...  Read more

fluid gain from surgery
Updated 1/8/2014 10:59:23 AM

Just spent 2 days in the hospital having major surgery, ended up with a bleeder so had a 2nd surgery so spent 2 days on iv fluids and now find myself 7 lb heavier then when I entered the hospital. I can see all the swelling and puffiness but its sti...  Read more

what's the deal with body fluids?
Updated 11/6/2013 1:56:21 PM

quite a few months, during my previous weight loss attempt, I decided to have my metabolism measured. (Don't ask me what method i used, i went to a dietician and i don't know). on the report paper, there was also information about body fat % and bo...  Read more

Question about tracking fluids
Updated 4/30/2013 1:47:46 PM

I am following Spark's meal plans and when it suggests things with my meal like tea, coffee, milk, etc, should I count it in my daily water intake. I only drink actual water after my workouts, but I drink unsweetened tea all day so I log that in my...  Read more

High Salt, low Fluids, Handicapped, Med Weight
Updated 4/25/2013 8:57:13 AM

The title says it all. My doctors have me on a high salt, limited fluid diet to control my chronic vertigo. And the last twenty pounds of my weight gain were caused in just four weeks by a medication. I'm going to tell him to change it May first. ...  Read more

Restoring electrolytes during hot weather activities

Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa...  Read more

Coconut Water

Great for rehydrating after invigorating workout in which much sweating has occurred - replenishes electrolytes and all natural - tastes great!...  Read more

Will Pickle Juice Really Become the Next Sports Drink for Exercisers?

Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on...  Read more

When Too Much Water Can Cause Problems for Runners

For many runners, our biggest concern after injury, is becoming dehydrated, especially when temperatures start to sore and our mileage begins to creep up. While dehydration can be an issue, overhydration can be an even more dangerous issue, particula...  Read more