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April 12, 2012 | Roberta Anding

Young athlete drinking waterIt’s important to stay properly hydrated. During exercise, water and electrolytes are lost in sweat. If the loss is not replenished, this could lead to a decrease in performance and potential life-threatening, heat-related injuries. Younger athletes are more at risk for dehydration.

Signs of Dehydration:

April 11, 2012 | 1126

The relationship between an infant and its mother is the single most important and enduring relationship for a child to develop in its life. But sometimes mothers do not develop an attachment to their babies, which may sometimes lead to emotional or physical neglect.

While there are many factors associated with maternal neglect, there is evidence that breastfeeding may have a protective effect. Promoting breastfeeding may be a simple and natural way to strengthen the mother-infant bond.

April 10, 2012 | 1126

It is impossible to measure a mother’s influence on her baby’s life. And for most mothers, interacting with her smiling baby is an intensely pleasurable and rewarding experience in return.

April 09, 2012 | 1126

Pregnancy is a time of many emotions that change at the drop of a hat. It can also be a time when some women may experience more serious emotional symptoms that need to be treated. Estrogen and progesterone levels approach their highest peak in the last trimester of pregnancy only to fall precipitously after delivery. These hormonal changes are responsible for the mood swings common in late pregnancy and postpartum. The combination of fatigue, fear and hormones can get the better of anyone.

April 05, 2012 | Roberta Anding

Grains and pasta are full of carbohydratesCarbohydrates are a very important part of an athlete’s nutrition plan. Carbohydrates provide essential energy, so it’s important for athletes during exercise to replace the carbohydrate stored in the muscles. If athletes don’t get the needed amount of energy, lean tissue will be used to fuel the body.

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