The Real Effects Of Dehydration 😔

Whether you're a weekend warrior or a high school athlete, we all have one need in common: hydration. It's essential to understand the signs of dehydration and how to stay on the top of your game. Let's do this!
Signs of Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your total body water is lower than your fluid intake. This can happen naturally through fluid loss, lower fluid intake or both. So, if you're losing a lot more fluid (because of working a sweat), you'll need to drink more water to balance it all out.
The thing is, symptoms of dehydration are sometimes so mild that people are dealing with its consequences without even knowing it. Common signs of dehydration include dry mouth and tongue, thirst, headache, dry skin, muscle weakness, dark urine,and/or dizziness. You might also feel a bit grumpy. So, make sure to pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Note: overhydration can have the same exact symptoms, so simply drinking a bunch of water isn't always the solution!
What this means for Athletic Performance

Did you know that not staying properly hydrated can reduce exercise endurance by nearly half? Dehydration can turn an endurance of 121 minutes into just 55 minutes 😱.
Without enough water, your body sees a reduction in blood volume, decreased blood flow, increase in core temperature, and most importantly...the glycogen in your muscles gets used up faster!
It's in your head, too. Dehydration also negatively impacts your mental game. It leads to slower reaction times, increased fatigue, poor concentration.
The takeaway? Dehydration negatively impacts your ability to perform.
How To Beat It

Before Activity: Don't want to hydrate your body until you feel thirsty. If you expect to lose a lot of of fluid, make sure to prepare by increasing your intake.
During Activity: Make sure to be drinking enough fluid to combat the water lost. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends young athletes drink 1 1.5 liters of water per hour during the activity. Longer than that, you want to start looking at replenishing electrolytes, too.
After Activity: The goal of hydration post activity is to replace any fluid deficit you lost during your activity. Replacing these fluids after your workout or game will restore hydration, improve recovery, reduce hypo-hydration symptoms, and decrease post-exercise fatigue.
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