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Doctors warn that unless you are exercising intensely for 45 minutes or more, water is better than sports drinks for rehydration. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water Beats Sports Drinks for Athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it is what they see the professionals do. The problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require
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A Mayo Clinic study showed energy drinks could lead to heart problems. (Illustration: Sam Wooley)

New Study

Energy Drinks May Cause Heart Problems We’ve all heard that “Red Bull give you wings,” but could it and other energy drinks like Monster, Rockstar and 5-Hour Energy also give you a heart attack? Some say the caffeine-packed drinks give them energy, but for
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There is concern about the effects of caffeine on children under 17. (Photo: Marriott World Center)

Caffeine High

Kids Should Avoid a Caffeine Buzz If you think you’re seeing more kids chugging energy drinks and sipping Starbucks than ever before, you’re probably right. While there is no hard data to support the whole “coffee will stunt your growth” line that grownups have been using for
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