Checking your pulse while exercising is a smart way to make sure you're working in your target range. However, if you're dehydrated, your pulse may be pounding but it isn't because you're getting the most from your exercise. A study in the online Journal of Exercise Physiology finds even mild dehydration will boost your heart rate, but isn't improving your oxygen consumption the cardio fitness you're striving for. The researches say the more you drink before exercising, the more effective your workout will be.
Though college cafeterias may not have the same recipes as mom, they probably out do her in the all you can eat buffet category. A Cornell University study says endless dining options, plus easy access to snacks and junk food tempt students to eat more and lead to the infamous freshman 15 weight gain. The researchers weighed freshman at the beginning of a semester. Within one week the average weight gain was three-tenths of a pound. By the end of the first 12 weeks, students had gained an average of 4.2 pounds, well on their way to ten or more pounds before hitting their sophomore year.
It may be fall but the sun is still shining and we need to protect our skin. And now its easy to put sunscreen on with a non messy product. Spwipes wipes were developed to encourage golfers to keep their skin protected without resulting in sticky hands. The sun protection wipes have an SPF of 30, and are available across the U.S. at major retailers.