Hydration for Athletes
December 31, 2009
Whether you’re a serious athlete or simply exercise for recreation, it’s important to stay hydrated. Good hydration means getting the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise. Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you’re not hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may feel tired, have muscle (muscle) cramps, dizziness, or other serious symptoms.
Path to improved health
A simple way to make sure you’re staying properly hydrated is to check your urine. If yoururine (urine) is usually colorless or light yellow, you are most likely well hydrated. Dark yellow or amber-colored urine can be a sign of dehydration.
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