Along with other aspects of nutrition, hydration plays a critical role in sports performance. To maintain strength, speed and endurance, athletes must properly hydrate before, during and after training or competition. Discover information on drinks and fluids you should consume to help avoid dehydration, prevent fatigue and maintain your performance.

Latest in Hydration

Hydration for Athletes: 4 Tips You Need to Know

Every athlete knows to drink plenty of water. But how much? When? Is Gatorade a substitute, or should you drink just water? As critical as hydration for...

By: Gary Moller

Why Do I Sweat So Much?

"Why do I sweat so much?" If you walk around the gym with a trail of sweat on the floor behind you, this question probably comes to mind. Sometimes...

By: Andy Haley

Gatorade to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary This Weekend at Florida vs. Ole Miss

Fifty years ago Gatorade made its official debut on the sidelines of the Florida Gators football team in a game against LSU. Developed at the univ...

By: Jordan Zirm

How Dehydration Affects Your Speed

A recent study found that failing to drink enough fluids during a game actually makes you slower. It's long been known that dehydration can ruin yo...

By: Andy Haley

Karl-Anthony Towns Talks About His Favorite Post-Workout Protein Shakes

STACK interviewed Karl-Anthony Towns, the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft (by the Minnesota Timberwolves), and the rookie talked about his ...

By: Rob Scott

Latest Videos in Hydration

Game Changer: The Benefits of Coffee for Athletes

Studies show drinking coffee may boost athletic performance.

The Power of Recovery: A Nutrition Strategy to Rebuild Muscle

In this episode of 'The Power of Recovery,' elite performance coach Steve Hess offers advice to coaches on how they can help their athletes rebuild muscles and recover after workouts and practices through proper nutrition.

The Gatorade Advantage with J.J. Watt

NFL defensive end J.J. Watt discussses the important role Gatorade plays in making him the best athlete he can be.

STACK Performance Nutrition With Leslie Bonci: What Fluids are Best For Hydration

In this episode of STACK Performance Nutrition, Leslie Bonci details top beverage choices for athletes looking to hydrate.

STACK Performance Nutrition With Leslie Bonci: How to Know if You Are Hydrated

Sports dietitian Leslie Bonci explains how to tell if you are sufficiently hydrated.