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Hydration

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Hydration (or the amount of fluid taken in by the human body) is just as important as food intake before and after exercise. Two hours before exercise, swimmers should consume 16 fluid ounces (or half a litre) of water or a sports drink to help hydrate them ahead of time. Thirty minutes before exercise, athletes should intake another 8 fluid …

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High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

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When you’ve shopped for sunscreen, you have probably noticed products with very high sun protection factor (SPF) ratings. But is a 100+ or a 90+ sunscreen really that much better than one with an SPF of 30? SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburns, but not UVA rays, which are more …

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Swim-a-long with Swim Gym

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Remember all the times you left your child’s swim class elated because of the smile they had on their face? Want to bring that smile back to your pool or bath tub? We have you covered. Now available for digital download and purchase, Swim Gym proudly brings you “Swim Gym Swim-A-Long Songs.” Includes favorites like: If You’re Happy and You …