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

5 Hydration Myths, Debunked

Water is an integral part of our body's functions, and it's an integral part of an athlete's lifestyle. Good water intake is crucial to maintaining...

By: Gary Moller

Why 'Pickle Juice' Might Be the Perfect Sports Drink

Muscle cramps can end an athlete's dreams of victory in an instant. They normally crop up during pivotal situations late in a competition, and thei...

By: Brandon Hall

5 Simple Nutrition Rules Every Athlete Should Follow to Improve Performance on the Field

Athletes want to be able to perform their best during competition. Not only must they work out to become their best, they also have to eat right. ST...

By: Rob Scott

High Powered Performance: Hydration Tips For All Athletes

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water, our bodies are dependent on our hydration status for a multitude of chemical reactions to take place,...

By: Erick Avila

Can This 'Smart' Water Bottle Help You Lead a Healthier Life?

There's absolutely no doubt that being well-hydrated has a positive impact on nearly every aspect of your life. The human body is roughly 60-percen...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Hydration

Game Changers: Can This Solution Actually Stop Muscle Cramps Instantly?

We put CrampsAWAY, and new product that claims to relieve muscle cramps within 15-60 seconds, to the ultimate test through a real-world case study. A sweaty two-hour workout caused an epic double hamstring cramp, setting up the perfect test.

Gatorade | Beat the Heat | Jimmie Johnson Rides Watkins Glen

Watch how Jimmie Johnson prepares his body to handle the heat and stress of NASCAR racing.

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.