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comment Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?
A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. You can find similar descriptions in the medical dictionaries. Caffeine promotes the frequency of urination, but not increased production. It's a common misconception.
Nov
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revised What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
Adding mention of baking soda toxicity.
Nov
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_bicarbonate#In_sports has some mention of it being used as an athletic enhancer, although that's also where they point out possible toxicity...
Nov
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
{nods} It would help if they had more papers exploring the differences between the diet soda consumption and regular soda consumption. Anecdotally, the people I know who insist on diet drinks also consume a 2-liter at a time because there's no calories. I think that might be messing things up more than just consumption of aspartame. :)
Nov
21
comment Best way to start working-out again after a break
possible duplicate of When/How to do a comeback to the training regime after a couple weeks break?
Nov
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comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
@Daniel: Ah. Good point there. I'll admit that I have the same doubts as the researchers as to whether this is a matter of "diet soda contributes to an increased risk" or "diet soda is associated with behaviors that contribute to an increased risk". As they note in their paper, people who are overweight or consuming too much sugar are often the people most likely to try to switch to diet sodas.
Nov
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comment Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?
Coffee being a diuretic is a bit of a myth. The mechanism by which it works increases frequency of urination, but does not affect volume. Excessive drinking of coffee can lead to dehydration only in the same way that drinking excessive amounts of water paradoxically can, by flushing your system of all of those useful salts used to retain the water you need.
Nov
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answered What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
Nov
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comment Does Technoshape Equipment work?
+1 for the picture, if nothing else. :)
Nov
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awarded  Scholar
Nov
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accepted Are there exercises to help strengthen my little toe?
Oct
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asked Are there exercises to help strengthen my little toe?
Oct
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comment Stretch glute without injuring knee
Best guess, someone was worried that this was asking for "medical advice". But we may never know.
Oct
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comment Are situps actually harmful?
You're right. I could have sworn that I saw a list and half of them had chiropractry mentioned. It was probably a matter of that so many chiropractors have him quoted.
Oct
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comment Are situps actually harmful?
Mainly because most of his papers and books have chiropractry in their title? :) And yes, I know he's a professor. That means he has a doctorate. Said doctorate could be in anything, include a D.C.
Oct
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awarded  Student
Oct
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asked Are situps actually harmful?
Oct
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comment 5BX XBX or alternative daily “busy people” workout
@Metiu: As I understand it, the RCAF moved away from individual exercise and towards group exercise and the concern was largely about children possibly over-exerting themselves. There were some concerns over situps, but every reference I've found goes back to a single chiropractor's study. Given chiropractry believes in magical "vertical subluxations" that can affect everything from backs to livers to chi, I'm skeptical.
Oct
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answered Stretches/exercises to sit cross legged
Oct
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comment Having to clear throat constantly while running?
That's true. :) Your question was reasonable, since not everyone is aware that running generally generates phlegm, but if you're experiencing the irritation without phlegm, that sounds more like a general medical problem, which is largely out of scope for this site, although people have mentioned sore throats from running as seen in fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6037/…