No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

"Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.

"For optimal performance, competitive athletes should develop their own individualized hydration protocol to best address their fluid needs during exercise," he said in a university news release.

Source: Medical Xpress

"Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.

"For optimal performance, competitive athletes should develop their own individualized hydration protocol to best address their fluid needs during exercise," he said in a university news release.

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