The Importance for Athletes to Stay Hydrated and Risk of Dehydration

You here nothing stressed more in sports, whether its from your parents, teammates, coaches, etc., nothing is emphasized as importantly as hydration. It is one component of nutrition, health, fitness, and performance that is simple, clear, and not confusing, as some key aspects of remaining healthy can be to understand. We all know that water is something we cant possibly live without. Its a proven fact that our bod needs water. Our bodies can survive off less than nothing, for extended periods of time, as long as we have water. No one with enough common sense,(Which i truly hope everyone has) will ever tell you that water is not important. Us humans are made up of nearly 65% water. I hope after all that you will at least begin to realize how vital water is for you in everything you do.  Hydration is one of the best things for makings sure that your body is functioning the way it should be. The consumption of water helps to regulate your body temperature, lubricate joints, and helps in the process of transporting nutrients for energy and health. If you aren’t as hydrated as you should be your body will not be able to function properly, causing your performance to lack, you may possibly feel light headed, or dizzy, may cramp up,and many increasingly severe side effects. Although there is no set universal amount of water that all people should meet daily. Your suggested intake is all centered around how much you exercise, as well as home much you sweat, during a workout as the heat humidity, duration, and intensity of your workout. An easy way to check your hydration level is the color of your urine. Your urine should be clear to faintly yellow; if its dark yellow to orange your are very dehydrated. Your urine should NEVER be so dark that it is almost like the dark brownish color of cola. If it does come to this, you are looking at fatal dehydration, that requires immediate hospitalization. The American council on Fitness, courtesy of http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/exercise-fitness/exercise-basics/athletes-the-importance-of-good-hydration.html states that you should drinks about 17-20 ounces of water 2-3 hours before exercising. you should drink another 8 ounces of water 20-30 minutes before exercising, or during your warm-ups. you should drink another 7-10 ounces every 10-20 minutes during exercises,and another 8 30 minutes after completing your workout. Water is the clear number 1 when it comes to what is recommended during exercising, unless. the workout is extremely vigorous, and more than an hour long, although water is still a great option, a sports drink can be substituted

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