SIGG Update. How to exchange your bottles and get a Camelbak freebie.

We recently posted about the brouhaha regarding SIGG water bottles and the potential for BPA leakage from the bottles' liners. We've also recently posted about plastics and guidelines for understanding the risks.

ONLY bottles manufactured before August 2008 are affected.

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Exercising in the heat? Drink something cold to aid endurance.

I practice Bikram Yoga. Our teachers recommend that we do not bring in super cold water to sip on (or in my case chug) during class. They posit that digesting a very cold drink requires body energy -- energy that would better be used for the poses. According to a 2008 study, they are wrong.

Studies show that drinking a cold beverage before AND during exercise helps endurance in the heat!

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I learn something new each time I travel

You'd think that given the amount we (as The Team) travel, that we'd have things pretty much figured out, and there wouldn't be any surprises.

Think again.

1. Don't bring ice packs -- unless it's for medicine or breast milk

On our last trip to Chicago, we traveled as a family -- meaning our 2 year old was in tow. For the 4 hour plane ride I packed a cold case with her lunch and snacks, and to keep it all fresh I also included 2 ice packs. That was a no-no. Both ice packs were confiscated.

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