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Fluids and Hydration How important are fluids Fluid replacement is probably the most important nutritional concern for athletes Approximately 60 of your body weight is water As you exercise fluid is lost through your skin as sweat and through your lungs when you breathe If this fluid is not replaced at regular intervals during exercise you can become dehydrated When you are dehydrated you have a smaller volume of blood circulating through your body Consequently the amount of blood your heart pumps with each beat decreases and your exercising muscles do not receive enough oxygen from your blood Soon exhaustion sets in and your athletic performance suffers If you have lost as little as 2 of your body weight due to dehydration it can adversely affect your athletic performance For example if you are a 150-pound athlete and you lose 3 pounds during a workout your performance will start to suffer unless you replace the fluid you have lost Proper fluid replacement is the key to preventing dehydration and reducing the risk of heat injury during training and competition How can I prevent dehydration The best way to prevent dehydration is to maintain body fluid levels by drinking plenty of fluids before during and after a workout or race Often athletes are not aware that they are losing body fluid or that their performance is being impacted by dehydration If you are not sure how much fluid to drink you can monitor your hydration using one of these methods 1 Weight Weigh yourself before practice and again after practice For every pound you lose during the workout you will need to drink 2 cups of fluid to rehydrate your body 2 Urine color Check the color of your urine If it is a dark gold color like apple juice you are dehydrated If you are well hydrated the color of your urine will look like pale lemonade Thirst is not an
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