Speed Improvement Focus: HYPONATREMIA IS A SERIOUS THREAT ON HOT, HUMID DAYS

HYPONATREMIA IS A SERIOUS THREAT ON HOT, HUMID DAYS

Hot, humid weather poses a serious health risk to all athletes and fitness enthusiasts who engage in strenuous activity for long periods of time. Most individuals are now programmed to replace lost fluids with properly spaced water consumption during activity. Athletes are aware that once a water deficit occurs. it is nearly impossible to eliminate until the post-exercise period. They are also aware of the tremendous amounts of fluid that is lost through perspiration during several hours of tennis, jogging, road racing, triathlon and marathon races, soccer, rugby, and othe team sport activities. This behavior provides considerable protection from the common heat-related disorders such as muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

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