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Person Found Dead In Ditch After Going Missing During Heavy Rainstorm

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Emergency crews in Lakewood on Sunday morning found the body of a person in the water.
'LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency crews in Lakewood on Sunday morning found the body of a person in a ditch. The person was reportedly swept away in the water during heavy rain that fell on Saturday night. (credit: West Metro Fire) The ditch is located near 12th and Miller. So far the details of how the person wound up in the water haven’t been released. The person’s identity has also not been made available. The initial search for the person on Saturday night was unsuccessful. Firefighters were in “chest high water” at one point during the search.'

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Water

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'Ever notice how we recommend drinking more water in basically every article on weight loss , health, and fitness?We’d hate to sound like a broken record, but water is imperative for your health. (Our bodies are, in fact, made up of about 60 percent water.) So, it’s not a bad idea to guzzle it and avoid dehydration so that your system functions properly.From stopping belly bloat to warding off diseases, getting enough water is one of the most important things you can do.There are some drastic physiological effects, so it’s better not to find out what happens when you don’t drink enough water.Still, some people barely drink any water.And when these water-phobic people do drink, they might drink belly-busting beverages like soda or fruit juice.While you will get some water and hydration from these things—and you can get water from certain water-rich foods —you should still make hydration from plain water a priority.Read on to find out more about what can happen if you don’t drink enough water.Fortunately, adding more water to your diet might be easier than you think.It just might take a conscious effort at first. 1 \t\t\t You gain water weight.Shutterstock \t\t \t It sounds counterintuitive, but skimping on drinking water can actually cause water retention and temporary weight gain. “When you’re not drinking enough [water], your body holds every drop to prevent severe dehydration,” says Abbey Sharp , RD. 2 \t\t\t Your energy drops.Shutterstock \t\t \t Feeling groggy?Skip the caffeine and drink water instead. “Yes, you should drink plenty of water during the day to stay hydrated.In fact, even slight dehydration can significantly drain your energy levels,” Erin Palinski-Wade , RD, CDE explains. 3 \t\t\t You lose focus.Shutterstock \t\t \t The fundamental element of life is also essential to finding great ideas.Made of 80 percent water, your brain’s abilities and functions seriously depend on it.Even slight dehydration impairs its abilities, making any eurekas a challenge.A study in the journal Nutrients found that drinking water can prevent memory and attention decline. 3 \t\t\t Your risk of stroke increases.Shutterstock \t\t \t Not only can dehydration make you take longer for you to recover from a stroke, but it can actually make it worse, according to a study in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders . Not a huge fan of straight, nothing-added water?Try a fruity detox water to hydrate you while giving you an extra squeeze of citrus and other bloat-busters. 5 \t\t\t You get crankier.Shutterstock \t\t \t Feeling cranky?Forgoing H2O may be the worst thing you could do.Two studies from the University of Connecticut put men and women through a series of cognitive tests and found that even being mildly dehydrated affected their moods and caused fatigue and headaches. 6 \t\t\t You feel hungrier.Shutterstock \t\t \t It’s very common to confuse hunger with dehydration.If your stomach is growling, your best bet is to drink some water. “Try drinking water and waiting 20 minutes before grabbing that snack you’ve been eyeing,” says nutritionist Amy Shapiro , MS, RD.She also urges replacing sugary drinks like soda, juices, or sports drinks with water.RELATED: The easy way to make healthier comfort foods. 7 \t\t\t Your metabolism tanks.Shutterstock \t\t \t Nixing water from your diet can seriously derail your weight loss plans, proven by a study from The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism . After drinking approximately 17 ounces of water (about two tall glasses), participants’ metabolic rates increased by 30 percent.The researchers estimate that increasing water intake by 1.5 liters a day (about six cups) would burn an extra 17,400 calories over the course of the year—a weight loss of approximately five pounds! 8 \t\t\t You get headaches.Shutterstock \t\t \t Before you reach for the Tylenol, try chugging water when your head hurts.The previous study we just mentioned found dehydration can also lead to headaches. 9 \t\t\t Your skin worsens.Shutterstock \t\t \t Water helps to plump up your skin, so you should be able to imagine what dehydration will do.When you don’t drink enough water, the collagen begins to crack and bind together, causing fine lines and wrinkles to get more noticed.We rely on water to keep our insides sufficiently hydrated, too.So when you ditch it, expect your mouth, skin, and everything else to feel drier than normal. 10 \t\t\t Your workout performance suffers.Shutterstock \t\t \t Your body cannot efficiently convert carbs into energy without ample water.And according to The   Physiological Society , dehydration can lead to poor exercise performance.Not only will your workout sessions suffer but insufficient liquids in your body will also hold back the breakdown of fat. 11 \t\t\t You have more bathroom troubles.Shutterstock \t\t \t Can’t poop?Your bathroom schedule is well maintained when your colon absorbs up to five liters of water per day, making it easier to go to the bathroom.But when your body realizes that water is MIA from your system, it absorbs more—which makes it harder to expel waste says Nitin Kumar , MD, a gastroenterologist. 12 \t\t\t Your kidneys will function poorly.Shutterstock \t\t \t In order for your kidneys to work properly, you need water to dilute the blood.Without enough water, your kidneys have to work overtime to filter out the blood, says Kumar.And severe dehydration can also lead to failure or worse, kidney stones. 13 \t\t\t And so will your heart.Shutterstock \t\t \t “When you’re dehydrated, your heart has to work harder to maintain blood flow when you stand up,” Kumar explains. “If you’re sufficiently dehydrated and your heart is not up to this task, the insufficient blood flow to your brain can result in fainting.” 14 \t\t\t Guys may Experience erectile dysfunction.Shutterstock \t\t \t The hard truth?Not drinking enough water may keep a man soft.In a dehydrated state, you produce a greater amount of angiotensin, a type of hormone that is commonly found in men experiencing having difficulty achieving stable erections.Feeling thirsty yet? 15 \t\t\t You stop crying.Shutterstock \t\t \t A lack of water will stop your tears (but only physically, not emotionally!). “Tear production is decreased when a person is dehydrated from not drinking water.The body tries to create homeostasis or keep fluid balance in check.When there is a decreased amount of fluid intake, the body stores the water to hydrate vital organs first,” says Elissa B.Gartenberg , DO. 16 \t\t\t Your pee changes color.Shutterstock \t\t \t Ever want to know how well-hydrated are you?Check your pee.When you don’t drink enough water, your urine color will turn into a darker yellow.If you’re severely dehydrated, you might not even pee at all.Now that you know what happens when you don’t drink enough water, you can avoid some of these symptoms in the future.Your body will thank you. . 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10 Mistakes You're Making at the Gym

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You finally made it to the gym. Congratulations! While getting to the gym is probably the biggest step you can take in your fitness journey, it’s not the final destination. In fact, the routine that you obsessively stick to might be doing you more
'You finally made it to the gym . Congratulations! While getting to the gym is probably the biggest step you can take in your fitness journey, it’s not the final destination. In fact, the routine that you obsessively stick to might be doing you more harm than good. You think you’re making the most of your time at the gym (or at least hope we are!) but the truth is many of us are committing some common mistakes each time we walk into the gym that ultimately impede our workout. Here are 10 common mistakes you might be making at the gym. You’re going too hard, too fast “It’s wise to always pace yourself when first returning to the gym or simply as a newbie,” Khari May, a New York-based personal trainer at Nimble Fitness and Great Jones Fitness , tells SheKnows. May recommends starting off slowly in order to figure out your range and limit. “You don’t want to overdo it, spoiling your desire to continue. Some members want to ‘go hard’ whether on cardio equipment or lifting weights. This leads to either tiring themselves out or risking serious injury with very heavy weights.” Rushing through an exercise rather than focusing on form Hitting the weight room and not getting results? “Good form and progressive overload (adding more weight or another form of resistance week after week) is the main way you’ll encourage progress at the gym,” Amber Nash, personal trainer and founder of Fit Healthy Best , tells SheKnows. “Take it slow and control your form and add weight each week. Don’t randomly plow through an exercise! Otherwise, you’re just wasting your time.” Resting for too long “Taking long breaks between exercises or after each circuit is going to let your heart rate fall and you’ll miss out on the calorie-burning benefits of keeping it elevated,” Erika Collins , personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, tells SheKnows. “This will also make your workouts easier and less challenging to complete.” Doing hundreds of sit-ups for abs Sadly, doing 1,000 sit-ups a day won’t get you the perfect set of abs alone. “First and foremost, the visibility of abs depends on your diet and where you carry body fat. Therefore, you need overall fat loss and training combined,”  Eric Bowling, a NASM-certified personal trainer from Ultimate Performance Los Angeles, tells SheKnows. Unfortunately, you cannot spot reduce fat, and everyone holds fat differently and more or less in different parts of the body, which is why he says it’s best to focus on overall fat loss. “If you are looking for a leaner physique, we recommend focusing on heavy compound exercises that force you to engage your core, like deadlifts and squats and following a calorie-controlled diet aimed at fat loss.” Not properly stretching or stretching at all “Many gym-goers ignore the benefits of stretching, not focusing on flexibility,” May says. “Stretching is a certain injury preventive measure that should be greatly considered. The older we get, the more we should focus on improving our flexibility and joint health.” Another tip? Stretching is best to do post-workout. “Stretching a cold muscle could lead to injury if your body isn’t used to it,” says May. “The healthier approach is to give the body a proper warm up before engaging in deep stretching.” Not tracking your workouts “The only way to ensure those progressive overload gains is to track your workouts,” says Nash. “Track the reps and weight of each exercise so you can be sure you’re progressing each week.” It’s easy to forget the weight you lifted within a few seconds of finishing an exercise, so tracking it as soon as possible is key. Nash recommends using an app on your phone or in a written workout journal — whatever works best for you! Doing cardio before weights There isn’t any single magic exercise order, however doing any kind of cardio immediately before your weights session can have a negative impact, says Bowling, as you will have less available energy to perform those exercises and will hit fatigue much more quickly. “Weight training when your energy supplies are low is likely to be less effective and more likely to result in injury,” he says. Ideally, you should split up cardio and weights to different days, but if you don’t have the time in your week to do this, Bowling says to always prioritize your weight training first. Not being courteous of other gym-goers Common courtesy goes a long way, especially when you’re sharing a space like a gym. “Wiping down cardio equipment after use is a must,” says May. “Placing weight plates or loose dumbbells back after use is a necessary practice for safety purposes as well.” Crowding the instructor When taking a class, don’t set up your workout area right on top of the instructor! “I have had several enthusiastic students do this when I teach classes,” says Nash. “Not only does it make it difficult to teach, but it also makes it difficult for other students to see everything. Give the instructor some space so everyone can fully benefit from the class.” Worrying about what other people think “Being self-conscious at the gym is going to hurt your workout and your confidence,” says Collins. “Focus on using proper form and completing your exercises rather than letting what others might think of you slow you down.” Psst, no one’s looking at you anyway. Everyone else is concerned with their own workout.'