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Sweating it Out for Science

Sweating it out on a treadmill, or racing to finish a half-marathon, a runner might risk a potentially dangerous buildup of electrolytes in their blood. In a campus lab that’s been converted into a high-tech mini-fitness center, researchers led by Lab materials scientist Ali Javey can now trace these metabolic changes second by second in a substance any good workout produces…sweat. More>

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  1. Lab Runner says:

    Safety tip: It’s more common for marathon and ultra-marathon runners to accidentally over-hydrate and dilute the electrolytes in the blood. That’s why they hand out pretzels and electrolyte supplements at aid stations. Be conscious of this while training for long distances.

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