Hydration Articles

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.

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Hydrate Properly Before Basketball Games

One of the worst things an athlete can do before a big game is to go thirsty. Especially in the early minutes, being totally hydrated is a key to ...

Tired of Water? Try Eating Your Fluids Next Workout

Tired of lugging a jug of water with you every time you hit the gym? It's certainly important to stay hydrated during tough workouts or long practic...

The 24/7 Summer Hydration Plan

Want to get an edge on your competitors? Make a plan to create and follow a routine that maintains your body's fluid balance 24/7. Then make it a habi...

The Truth About Dehydration

According to Jeff Zachwieja, research fellow at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), such telltale signs warn of dehydration—a serious caus...

How to Determine Your Hydration Status

1. Weigh yourself before and after practices and games. The difference in body weight represents the amount of fluid you need to drink. One pound ...

Watch Jake Locker Take on His NFL Draft Gatorade Performance Test

A few days before the Tennessee Titans made him the eighth overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Jack Locker faced a barrage of tests at the Gatora...

Drink Orange Juice to Strengthen Your Immune System

A morning favorite for athletes everywhere is orange juice, and for good reason. It's filled with immune system-boosting vitamin C and phytonutrient...

Why Water Isn't Enough for Athletes

High performance athletes know that water is essential for keeping their bodies hydrated and functioning at the highest level. But for intense phy...

STACK's Gatorade Athlete Testing Part 7: Judgment Day, Starring Ndamukong Suh

After eight weeks of intense training and effective use of Gatorade's G Series products , Andy Haley and I boarded a flight to Dallas in the week ...

The Key to Halftime Refueling

Halftime allows you to regroup and refuel. Use the time to replenish your body with simple carbs and crucial electrolytes, especially sodium, so you c...

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