Proper hydration necessary for athletes - Champion Newspapers: Special Section

Proper hydration necessary for athletes

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:00 am

Adequate hydration is necessary for all student-athletes, especially to prevent heat illness from occurring.  Here are the suggested steps to take for proper hydration:

•The athlete should arrive at practice well-hydrated to reduce the risk of dehydration.

•Water or sports drinks should be readily available to athletes during practice and should be served, ideally chilled, in containers that allow adequate volumes of fluid to be ingested.

•Water breaks should be given at least every 30-45 minutes and should be long enough to allow athletes to ingest adequate volumes of fluid.

•Athletes should be instructed to continue fluid replacement in between practice sessions.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear your comments on this story. (Note: Off-topic remarks will not be posted.)

Welcome to the discussion.