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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sports related dehydration

I just came across a dehydration chart at one of the local sports hall.

Dehydration is one of the danger of a high intensity sports especially in a humid and warm conditions. This is evident in an enclosed indoor hall, where badminton is played.

An advisory from Mayo clinic here talks about the symptoms and dangers of dehydration.

A simple way is to monitor at your urine colour...

There also many sports drinks, for example brands like Gatorade, 100 plus etc. They serve a particular purpose of replenishing lost fluids and provide some carbohydrates for fueling the body.

Above: some of the sports drink available in the local market: Pocari Sweat, Sportswater and H-Two-O.

I actually find sports drink contains more sodium that is lost as is refered to in this article.

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