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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"Beat The Heat" With Von Miller and Gatorade

Everything's bigger in Texas, or so they say. According to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the claim certainly applies to the state's summe...

The DIY Athlete: Homemade Sports Drinks

Whether you're in the stands or competing in the game, nothing is more satisfying than a cold sports drink to quench your thirst. Unfortunately for ...

The Dangers of Energy Drinks: St. Louis Rams LT Rodger Saffold's Near-Fatal Experience

Energy drinks are generally formulated to deliver high concentrations of caffeine to generate a rush of energy. This may be OK for the 9-to-5 d...

Understanding Sports Drinks to Choose the Right One for You

Since Gatorade hit the market in the 1960s, sports beverages have continued to gain popularity among athletes across the spectrum, from recreational t...

Coconut Water: A Natural Source of Electrolytes

With temperatures pushing well past 100 degrees in many parts of the country, you've no doubt been hydrating with plenty of water and sports drink...

Talking Water: Facts and Tips on Staying Hydrated

Did you know that the human body consists of 60 to 70 percent water? Our water levels affect everything from energy level to temperature regulation ...

5 Hydration Mistakes that Could Degrade Your Performance and Impair Your Health

Hydration is crucial for athletes. Screwing up your fluid intake not only reduces your performance, it can endanger your health. When we exercis...

Basic Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Did you know that most of your body is liquid? You've probably heard over and over about the importance of knowing how to rehydrate your body. It...

Sports Drinks for Athletes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Today's athletes are overwhelmed with advice about pre-workout supplements, recovery formulas and sports beverages promising a better performance. T...

The Scoop on Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are tempting. Who wouldn't want a quick burst of power before a workout, practice or game? But don't be fooled. These drinks pose hi...

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