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Hydration for Athletes

During exercise, sweat helps to cool the body from the inside out. But when you sweat, your body loses vital fluids and electrolytes. Too much sweat and not enough fluids can lead to dehydration, injury and poor athletic performance. How much fluid does the athlete need? Everyone requires a different […]

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Hydration

Consuming enough liquids throughout the day is important for proper hydration as well as reducing the likelihood of dehydration. Dehydration occurs when not enough water is consumed to replace the fluids lost through urine, feces, sweating, and breathing.                   Thirst may be the first sign of dehydration. Urine color is also […]

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Dehydration and Older Adults

Older adults are at greater risk for dehydration than younger adults. There are a lot of reasons for this, including decreased lean body mass, decreased thirst sensation, difficulty getting around, memory problems, use of many medications, and certain medical conditions. Dehydration is a leading cause of hospitalization in older adults, […]