Water & exercise

Water & exercise

Water & exercise

 

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Persons who exercise a lot should ensure that the water that they consume is in adequate quantity, since the dehydration can cause the overheating of the organism.

The small loses of fluids which are not replenished, can prevent the performance, while the large losses can cause heat stroke and/or death. When our temperature rises, during the exercise for example, we lose larger quantities of water through sweat. In an hour of intensive exercise our body can lose even one liter of water or more. If we do not replenish this water and our body cannot decrease its temperature, then we are entering to the state of dehydration.

The thirst during the intense exercise is an unreliable indicator of water loss, since the mechanism of thirst remains from the real need. It is thus important to drink water before feeling thirsty. If an athlete is weighted before and after the exercise, he can calculate how much water he needs for the maintenance of the activity. Every 0.5 klgr. of weight loss in sweat is equivalent to 378 ml of water that should be replenished before, during and after the exercise, for the maintenance of the performance.

Water & exercise

Water & exercise
Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:46

Persons who exercise a lot should ensure that the water that they consume is in adequate quantity, since the dehydration can cause the overheating of the organism.

The small loses of fluids which are not replenished, can prevent the performance, while the large losses can cause heat stroke and/or death. When our temperature rises, during the exercise for example, we lose larger quantities of water through sweat. In an hour of intensive exercise our body can lose even one liter of water or more. If we do not replenish this water and our body cannot decrease its temperature, then we are entering to the state of dehydration.

The thirst during the intense exercise is an unreliable indicator of water loss, since the mechanism of thirst remains from the real need. It is thus important to drink water before feeling thirsty. If an athlete is weighted before and after the exercise, he can calculate how much water he needs for the maintenance of the activity. Every 0.5 klgr. of weight loss in sweat is equivalent to 378 ml of water that should be replenished before, during and after the exercise, for the maintenance of the performance.