Councils call for restaurants to offer tap water to help fight child obesity

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents over 370 councils with responsibilities for public health has stated that tap water should be made more freely available, rather than something you have ask for.

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Overhydration in endurance sports

Ever since researchers in Florida first formulated Gatorade in 1965, use of sports drinks has increased to the point of overindulgence by elite performers and novices alike.

Athletes, parents, coaches and even many professionals in the fields of medicine, fitness and sport science routinely recommend rates of fluid intake during exercise that far exceed limits established by research.

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The truth about sports drinks

Ever since researchers in Florida first formulated Gatorade in 1965, use of sports drinks has increased to the point of overindulgence by elite performers and novices alike.

Waterlogged

Athletes, parents, coaches and even many professionals in the fields of medicine, fitness and sport science routinely recommend rates of fluid intake during exercise that far exceed limits established by research.

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Fluid intake not limited to water

Our bodies need about two litres of fluids per day, not two litres of water specifically.

In an editorial in the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Spero Tsindos from La Trobe University, Melbourne, examined why we consume so much water.

He believes that encouraging people to drink more water is driven by vested interests, rather than a need for better health.

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