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Dehydration
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Matt

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5-19-2010 2:55AM
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As we approach the hot and humid days of Summer, the risk of dehydration becomes a more serious concern. Anytime the water level in one’s body drops below the normal level, symptoms of dehydration start to become apparent. Rather than wait until symptoms occur (i.e. dizziness, dry mouth, etc.) be sure to drink lots of fluids before, during and after being active. Water is typically the recommended choice to replenish fluids and although studies are not definite, caffeine, even though it is a diuretic, may actually cause dehydration. To be safe, even if you’re not feeling thirsty, it is wise to consume fluids periodically, especially on hot days when sweating is profuse. Better safe than sorry….or better safe than dehydrated!

Brianna55

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Thank you for the advice. I was dehydrated once when I was in middle school and it wasn't fun! It was actually quite scary. Since that happened, I have been very consious about drinking plenty of fluids when working out or sweating alot.

Bri

Jodie

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I hear sweating you lose like 3% of your body water, cramps 5% - is that true?

Matt

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Definitely and depending on the severity of both, you can lose even more! Some people have more than 3 million sweat glands in their body!!

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Jodie

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Have you heard about this new G1, G2 and G3 gatorade? I saw it in store. It is for before , during and after workout. Carbs before, electrolytes during and protein after....

Any thoughts?

Marie

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I've heard that water is sufficient for cardio workouts under 60 minutes, but that electrolyte replacement is important for cardio workout over an hour

Matt

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Haven't tried the Gatorade stuff, but might give it a shot when I do a lot of cardio. Will let u know.
 
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