Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

93 articles tagged with "Hydration"

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New lab-based evidence suggests electrolyte intake can help reduce cramps

The cause of cramp remains a topic of debate. The theory of electrolyte depletion has gained some traction following the findings of a new study - Andy Blow takes a look...

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How to stay hydrated during a marathon

When racing for two hours or more you’re right on the threshold at which good hydration practices start to become crucial to perform at your best. Why not consider your marathon hydration strategy...

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Why do I feel dizzy after races or hard workouts?

What causes dizzy spells, wobbly legs or even collapses after a race or particularly hard workout? Andy Blow explains the potential causes and solutions.

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How humidity affects hydration, endurance and performance

Conditions can be brutal when there's high humidity and temperatures, so Precision Hydration's Andy Blow has looked at how you can best prepare for such environments.

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Do you sweat more as you get fitter?

Ever wondered why you're so much sweatier than the people around you? Precision Hydration's Andy Blow looks at how fitness levels impact upon your sweat rate.

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Salt and the high blood pressure hypothesis

Sodium Chloride (NaCl) has been linked with a rise in hypertension (high blood pressure) in the population, but is it the only cause? Andy Blow discusses this relationship in more detail...

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Does altitude cause you to dehydrate faster?

The common consensus is that training at altitude results in an improved performance at sea-level, but what effect does altitude have on your hydration status? Andy Blow discusses exactly that...

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How to start a long swim well hydrated

Starting hydrated is key to performing at your best during longer swims. You'll be sweating during the swim and with limited opportunites to drink, it's important to start fully topped up.

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How much should you be drinking when you're sweating?

Ideally, a hydration plan should be based on a few pieces of information. This framework is based on a combination of scientific evidence and experience working with athletes in real world scenarios

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A brief history of hydration advice for athletes

Hydration advice for athletes has changed dramatically over the last ~100 years.This has perhaps been most clearly documented in the writing of Prof. Tim Noakes. Andy looks into their research...

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4 tips for mastering water stations at a marathon

Getting fluids in without choking or spilling most of it down your front whilst running is not an easy task! Here's some advice on how to overcome the issue of drinking on the move during a marathon.

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Why do humans sweat so much?

And what does this mean for endurance athletes? Sports Scientists Andy blow explores.