Did you know that thirst is a sign of dehydration? The problem is, by the time you feel thirsty, it may be too late to maintain proper hydration. Read on for hydration tips for athletes.
Optimal hydration is a key ingredient in the recipe for athletic success. That’s because water is essential for the body to function properly. Dehydration of just 1 to 2 percent of body weight can negatively impact performance, especially when exercising in hot and humid weather. Yet, many athletes are not drinking enough before, during, and after their workout. Let’s look at how much athletes need to be drinking and what the best beverages are to consume.