Category Archives: Social Media

Hydrate Right: How Much Should a Runner Drink?

In the past years, dehydration seemed to be the problem that made many runners weak. Not having enough electrolytes in their system affected their performance in marathons. This opened up opportunities for different sports drinks to find their way into the market and become the solution for those who need their fluids.

Since running became popular, sports and fitness experts have seen a new trend—over-hydration or hyponatremia. A body that is overhydrated and in action can also mean a low level of sodium in the blood. This could cause disorientation, confusion, muscle weakness, nausea, and vomiting. In worse cases, it could lead to seizures or cardiac arrest.

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Experts from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA) suggest that runners should only drink when they feel thirsty. People lose fluids at different rates and to avoid getting into extremes, runners should learn what happens to their bodies when it is time to hydrate.

A cup or two of water is safe enough to cover the first hour of a marathon. Sports drinks can also be consumed in small doses. Finishing multiple cups or a whole bottle might even be detrimental to one’s performance. Throughout the process, what’s important is that the body has an adequate amount of fluids to move swiftly.

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Steven Rindner is a business and corporate development executive in the fields of in media, technology, real estate services, and healthcare businesses. For more running tips, subscribe to this blog.


Social You: Building a Successful Social Media Campaign

Improving financial success – regardless of industry – is slowly becoming dependent on how well a company manages its social media campaign. This is not to say that all companies should invest in a heavy social media arm, but a basic online strategy is integral to boost profit. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the population, particularly those who have disposable income, spend a great deal of time online. Recent studies have found that more than half of the adult population conduct their business transactions via their mobile phone or desktop. Money transactions, it can be argued, are done through an online environment.

Successfully building an effective social media campaign should be tailored to each business. Entrepreneurs should highlight both their short- and long-term goals and design a plan based on them. However, there are a few general steps to consider.

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The first is identifying one’s target market. Research has concluded that certain demographics tend to favor a select set of social media platforms. Identifying who one’s potential client is will also determine which social media site to use. For example, LinkedIn is typically used by middle-rank to senior professionals. It is a fantastic tool for these professionals to connect and engage with one another. Businesses that are focused on personal business transactions may want to optimize this by setting up a strong LinkedIn profile.

This is the most important step. Once the target market is identified, the company can take the succeeding steps of informing their clients of their social media status, starting up, taking feedback and metrics, and then adjusting to fit the need.

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