Sports Drinks & You: The Debate
Apr11

Sports Drinks & You: The Debate

CrossFire has three articles concerning the use of sports drinks, this one – one citing the pros and cons of sports drinks and one citing the benefits and drawbacks of milk as a sports drink. The question remains: if a pros and cons list can be made at all, what’s the long-standing argument all about? The answer lies in the methods of research and marketing, which is a heavy component to the sports drink debate.   Professional...

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Sports Drinks & You: Milk as a Sports Drink
Mar29

Sports Drinks & You: Milk as a Sports Drink

In part 1 of CrossFire’s series about sports drinks, we talked about the ingredients and uses of the average sports drink.  In recent years, there has been a push to include non-traditional sports drinks as workout nutrition. Milk has also made its presence known in the sports drink industry, with some authors claiming that low-fat milk is a more effective means of rehydration during exercise than other commercially available sports...

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Sports Drinks & You: Rehydration
Mar17

Sports Drinks & You: Rehydration

In 2017, CrossFire CrossTraining and Krav Maga posted an article about water and hydration, which briefly mentioned the use of sports drinks. The end of the article states only general advice: if a workout lasts longer than 45 minutes, a sports drink with 6-8% sugar might be a good source of energy and hydration.1 While the general rule holds true, researchers, fitness professionals and sports drink companies have long debated what...

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The Importance of Drinking Water
Aug24

The Importance of Drinking Water

Many of the pages on CrossFire CrossTraining and Krav Maga’s website mention bringing water to class. This is because water is crucial for the human body to function, especially during hot days or exercise. The human body is made up of 60% water, but cannot manufacture its own supply.1 The only way your body can replenish its water supply is by bringing water in from outside sources, like a water bottle or drinking fountain.  ...

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips
Nov09

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Five Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating   The holiday season is a time to enjoy yourself and your family. It’s a time filled with celebration and abundance. It’s also a time that presents challenges to those of us trying to maintain our healthy habits. Did you know, the average American will put on between 2 and 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, but will only lose half of the pounds they put on? Those pounds really add up...

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