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General Health, Wellness, & Spirituality Questions Hey.. are you new to the health & fitness lifestyle? Then this sub-forum is for you. Inside is a slew of pertinent tips and explanations to speed you on your way. Enjoy! The forum has been dedicated to the memory of a now deceased friend of the NarkSide: David "Mavsluva" Lowe. He was an inspiration for many of us here in the community. This forum serves to continue the work which David started: To unite the Spirit, Mind, and Body... in the pursuit of the improvement of self. R.I.P. David. We love you man. You'll always be with us.

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Today's tip:

"Always read the nutritional labels"

...particularly with regard to supposedly 'healthy' foods.

A general misconception is that because a food is labeled 'low-fat' that it also low in sugar, and therefore healthy.

Numerous 'low-fat' foods are neither.

Often times, fats are replaced with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

HFCS has been linked to altered intracellular metabolism, altered glucose tolerance, among other negative metabolic effects...all of which lead to accelerated fat gain.

So... read up, and keep ahead of the loop people.

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Need endurance? Drink cool fluids while working out.


A study found that cyclists were able to work out up to 23 percent longer when they drank cold water during workouts, as compared to when they consumed beverages which were equal to their body temperature.
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^^ So why is it that people discourage you from drinking cold beverages while working out?
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^^ So why is it that people discourage you from drinking cold beverages while working out?
Because most people have no idea what they're talking about.
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^^ So why is it that people discourage you from drinking cold beverages while working out?
Isnt there some myth that if you are warm but if you drink cold water then you will get sick?

Personally I like my water slightly cooler then room temperature when at home. At the gym I like it cold.
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Isnt there some myth that if you are warm but if you drink cold water then you will get sick?
There are a number of myths like that.

One that gets circulated a lot via email spam suggests that cold fluid consumed at meal time will cause fats to solidify in the stomach, making them indigestible.

Loads of silly myths... including the one that suggests that cold water will make you 'fat'... etc.
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So Im guessing that drinking cold water right before bed is the mother of all sins.
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So Im guessing that drinking cold water right before bed is the mother of all sins.
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