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New Year’s Resolutions

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No pulling on the lane rope. I could not be more guilty of this one. I have cut my fingers numerous times on lane ropes that were chipped and jagged, and yet, I go back for more. I’ll learn, maybe, someday. But probably not. Be less of a grouch during practice. Each swimmer has their own facial expression and demeanor …

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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 …