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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Cutting Weight for Wrestling: 3-Step Sodium Strategy

Moral of the story: Total sodium intake is not as important as relative sodium intake when it comes to manipulating wrestling weight. Sodium is...

Surviving Football Hell Week: A Nutrition Guide

As the summer months draw to a close, football players all over the country get prepared for the most grueling training period of their entire sport...

Electrolytes Explained

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly prefers an after-practice drink powder containing a blend of five electrolytes: sodium, chloride, potassium, cal...

Tips to Avoid Dehydration

Hydration at its core is a well understood concept; we need to water to sustain life. However when it comes to the world of sports and exercise, the...

How to Stay Hydrated When It's Hot and Humid

Keeping yourself hydrated is especially important when temperatures and humidity are sky high. Your athletic performance begins to be affected ...

6 Effective Drinks for Athletes

Ready to find the best hydration drinks to ease your thirst and give you power during workouts, intense training and lengthy sports sessions? Here a...

An Athlete's Guide to Late-Summer Dehydration

With the summer heat bearing down, athletes should be especially mindful of proper hydration. During strenuous exercise in extreme heat, your body c...

Hydration Inside the Race Car

Weight reduction is critical when the goal is to make race cars go faster. For professional racers, every tiny bit we can shave from the car's weigh...

Beat the Heat and Dominate Two-a-Days

J.J. Watt weighs himself before and after every practice for two reasons—to monitor his body weight and to make sure he's consuming enough flui...

Staying Hydrated for Basketball

When you play hard on the court, your body loses fluids from sweating. You need to replenish those fluids with water or a sports drink, or you ris...

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