SOS means many things. It is the universal distress and it does remind us of that kind of lame song by The Police. But the SOS Rehydration Drink is the only product to use the World Health Organization’s oral rehydration standards. This isn’t just another energy or sports drink, as it can reportedly enhance the body’s water absorption process by mixing the correct amount of electrolytes and sugars. The SOS has only 25 calories per serving and a low osmolality of 230 Osm/L to more effectively transport water into the body. It can thus be used before, during or after exercise to aid rehydration and recovery. Video after the jump
From Motherboard: In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit
In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem like a preposterous notion now—everyone knows Angelenos don’t get out of their cars—but at the time, amidst the height of a pre-automobile worldwide cycling boom, the idea attracted the attention of some hugely powerful players. And it almost got built. Read the rest of this entry »
Honey Stinger’s line of energy chews have always been a good option for cyclists putting in serious miles. A few bites are enough to help riders go the distance, and the company has now introduced a caffeinated cherry cola flavor to its lineup.
Each packet of chews contains 160 calories with 32 milligrams of caffeine derived from white tea. Cherry Cola Energy Chews are gluten-free and dairy-free and provide 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. This flavor of chews contains 95 percent organic ingredients.
Chew and go.
Weekend Reading List (03.16.2013): Climbing Tower, Back Country Dangers, Mad Snacks, Charlie Don’t Surf
From GearJunkie: Industrial Wasteland Transformed into Climbing Paradise (in Buffalo, NY)
Buffalo, New York, isn’t a climbing hot spot, but it appears that could be about to change. A project dubbed Silo City Rocks is renovating a 100-year-old grain elevator on the Buffalo River into one of the largest and most unique climbing facilities in North America. Read the rest of this entry »
Lance Comes Clean
From BikeRadar: Lance Armstrong confesses to EPO and blood doping
Lance Armstrong has told Oprah Winfrey that not only did he use EPO and blood dope throughout his career, but that it was also impossible to win seven Tours de France as he did, without drugs. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re full into the holiday season, and whether you’re running a marathon, keeping fit for the season or running ragged in the aisles getting all the items on your family’s gift list, you may need a power up. Keep it in the season. CLIF Bar has three seasonal bars to get you in the mood this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »
Dieters in Japan looking to add fiber to their diets don’t have to give up Pepsi. The soda bottler is marketing a drink with dextrin to Pepsi Special, and marketing it as a “fat blocking soda.” The Atlantic looked into the new drink and other companies doing the same thing including Kirin, a beer company that recently released Mets Cola, which also contains dextrin. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us could use more fiber in our diets. So the other morning when I needed a quick breakfast that I could grab and eat, the Luna Fiber: Vanilla Blueberry bar hit the spot. The new line of fiber bars from Luna – which is part of Clif Bar – pack extra fiber in a palatable bite. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m planning for a day that combines work writing at my computer, yard work, and hopefully a workout somewhere in there. The pressure is on, and suddenly I realized that I’m starving. In the press to get going on my day, breakfast somehow got lost. By this time I realize that I need to grab something quick, and don’t have time to put any kind of breakfast together. Read the rest of this entry »
The words ‘whole food’ are not just reserved for the name of a grocery chain, but is a term referring to food that is eaten in its purest, unprocessed form. Without ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or many of the chemicals that we can barely pronounce, the body can digest whole foods much easier than those containing processed ingredients. As a bonus, whole foods often taste much better than their processed counterparts and are much easier to stomach during a physical activity lasting several hours.
There are many solid, whole food type of energy bars on the market that can be carried easily in a pack or cycling jersey pocket. There are even unprocessed drink options. But when it comes to gels, there are not many choices for those wanting a compact, easy to carry, quick energy boast. While strolling the floor at Interbike this year, I was able to sample a number of different flavors of the whole food type of energy ‘gel’, PocketFuel, a 100% all natural energy product. Video after the jump
After a day spent hiking, biking or just out in the woods a cool beverage can just hit the spot. The problem is that it means trekking with said beverage and to be environmentally conscience it means trekking out with the cans or bottles.
Pat’s Backcountry Beverages offers another solution that includes a drink kit and carbonator bottle. The gourmet beer and soda concentrates allows campers to create a microbrew-style beer or five different all-natural flavored gourmet sodas just about anywhere – at least anywhere with safe to drink water. And let’s face it there is “safe” to drink but that doesn’t always mean pleasant to drink, so perhaps these drink mixes can change that as well.
Those California Raisins are putting themselves back in the spotlight, or sunlight. A new study finds that raisins are as effective as sports chews for fueling workouts. Researchers at the University of California-Davis conducted the study, which was published in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition. Read the rest of this entry »
MSN is introducing MSN Healthy Living, a new health and lifestyle website that will feature wellness content from respected brands including Prevention, Health.com, MayoClinic, Harvard and EatingWell. This is also a spin-off of MSN Helath, but with a redesign that includes an emphasis on wellness. The idea is help readers live more healthy and proactive lives
Sounds like an idea we might have had!