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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
How Sqwincher Keeps Muscles Strong
Do you know that you could be hurting you muscles by drinking water when you exercise? Sqwincher explains the science behind strong muscles and activity drinks, and why it matters to you.
What Happens When I Sweat?
It’s an unavoidable fact that when people spend time in high-heat environments, they sweat. Most people believe that when we sweat we just lose water. Humans can easily sweat out several pounds of water in a day when put in the right circumstances. Unfortunately, drinking lots of water isn’t the ideal solution to stay hydrated.
When You Sweat, You Lose Far More Than Water.
When a person sweats, they lose all sorts of essential vitamins and minerals. These vital combinations of minerals are usually referred to as “electrolytes”, and comprise a group of substances that keep your body healthy. In the short term, a low electrolyte balance means that you will feel a distinct lack of energy, lose focus on the task at hand, and sometimes even experience dizziness.
Calcium is a key player in the electrolyte group. Lack of calcium can weaken your bones over time, especially in women. Sqwincher products help replace the calcium in your body to protect you while you work hard.
In the long term, lack of electrolytes can weaken your muscle tissue and your bones.
Sqwincher Helps Me Build Muscle Mass?
We can’t turn you into Popeye, but we will help you maintain your muscles and bones rather than letting them deteriorate. This is especially great news if you are planning to use Sqwincher while you work out. Drinking Sqwincher when you run, play tennis, or hit the gym means that you’ll keep those hard earned gains rather than letting them slip away due to lack of proper hydration.
Sqwincher Products Protect and Replenish Your Muscles Over Time.
Don’t let all that hard-earned muscle mass slip away. With Sqwincher products, you’ll maintain and build on your bones and muscles, so you can have a strong and happy life.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
By Gina Tsiropoulos
In a recent survey by KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL*, 89 percent of safety professionals said they had observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. Twenty-nine percent said this had happened on numerous occasions.
This high rate of noncompliance with PPE protocols presents a serious threat to worker health and safety. While the reasons for noncompliance are varied, the threat to workers is clear-cut. Without the proper use of PPE, they are at risk of serious injury or even death.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires the use of personal protective equipment to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective. Yet, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that of the workers who sustained a variety of on-the-job injuries, the vast majority were not wearing PPE.
It is therefore no surprise that 78 percent of respondents said workplace accidents and injuries were the concerns most likely to keep them up at night.
Worker compliance with safety protocols was also cited as the top workplace safety issue. Twenty-eight percent of respondents chose this, while 21 percent selected "fewer workers." "Insufficient management support for health and safety functions" and "meeting the safety needs of an aging workforce" tied at 18 percent. Lack of funds to implement safety programs was last at 8 percent.
Given the importance of PPE in ensuring worker safety, the survey examined the reasons for such high levels of noncompliance. Of those respondents who observed PPE noncompliance in the workplace, 69 percent said the primary cause was workers thinking that PPE wasn't needed. This was followed by:
• Too hot
• Poor fit
• Not available near work task
• Unattractive looking
The Future of Workplace Safety
What measures have safety managers taken or plan to take in the near future to encourage greater PPE compliance? The top strategies were: improving existing education and training programs (61 percent) and increased monitoring of employees (48 percent). These were followed by:
• Purchasing more comfortable PPE
• Tying compliance to individual performance evaluations
• Purchasing more stylish PPE
• Developing incentive programs
Most Challenging PPE
When it comes to compliance with PPE protocols, eye protection was found to be the "most challenging" PPE category, according to 24 percent of respondents. This was a disturbing though not unexpected finding considering that nearly three out of five workers who experienced eye injuries were found not to be wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or were wearing the wrong kind of eye protection for the job.1Add to this the fact that that thousands of workers are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented2 and the magnitude of the problem becomes clear.