As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to the joys and challenges of long-haul flights to exotic destinations. More than 300 million people take one or more long-haul flights every year, either for pleasure or for business. For many, the trip is exciting and for most, the journey is tiring. A few travellers, however, will [...]
Oral motor performance in spastic cerebral palsy individuals: Are hydration and nutritional status associated?
When we give advice on assessment and maintenance of hydration, we are usually mindful of the barriers to maintenance of good hydration status. However, it is easy to forget that some individuals face specific challenges. Some individuals with neurological or muscle damage, including those with cerebral palsy (CP), have a range of disorders that are [...]
It is well recognised that the ingestion of carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drinks can enhance performance of endurance exercise and can also have some other benefits such as a reduction in core temperature, in heart rate and in the perception of effort in exercise that is not continued to exhaustion. These effects were generally attributed to an [...]
It is well known that the sensation of thirst is generally reduced in older adults, with one of the consequences being a tendency for fluid intake to be reduced. This can be problematic, as dehydration may have more serious adverse effects on those whose physical and mental capacities are already impaired than in younger healthy [...]
Previous reports have suggested that drinking water significantly elevates the resting energy expenditure (REE) in adults. This study examined the effect of drinking water on the REE of overweight children to assess possible effects on weight control. 21 overweight but otherwise-healthy children (age 9.9±1.4 years, 11 males) drank 10 ml/kg of cold (4°C) water. REE [...]