Water & Electrolytes
Fluid intake before, during and after physical exertion is a common practice for optimizing performance and protecting health. Even mild dehydration can adversely affect the body's ability to cope with physical exertion, especially when it is performed under elevated temperatures. This section focuses on the practical consequences of consuming an adequate amount of fluid during exercise and its significance for physiological functions and athletic performance. This will make it possible to formulate practical recommendations on liquid recovery.