Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

91 articles tagged with "Hydration"

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How to START hydrated and why that's so important.

Drinking a strong electrolyte drink to optimise your hydration status before long/hot training sessions and events can significantly improve your performance.

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How Rowland Smith stayed hydrated on his way to a sheep shearing world record...

Shearing is sweaty work! Here's how personalising his hydration plan helped Rowland Smith smash the 8-hour strongwool ewe shearing record...

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How to stay hydrated when you’re riding L’Etape Du Tour (and other sportives)

If you want to perform at your best during the Etape then getting your training, nutrition & hydration right is going to be very important.

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Different types of sports drink and when to use them

Whether a sports drink is hypotonic, isotonic or hypertonic affects how much energy it can deliver and how quickly you can absorb it into your blood stream.

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Why do athletes suffer from cramp?

Cramping is very common amongst athletes. Here's the latest research on why cramps occur and some practical advice on how to get rid of exercise-related cramp.

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How to rehydrate quickly and improve your recovery

Athletes rarely replace 100% of their sweat losses, so rehydration is crucial. Here's how...

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How to stay hydrated during the Jurassic Coast Challenge

Andy Blow did the Jurassic Coast Challenge again so we put together a recommended hydration plan for the event to help those of you doing it from making the same mistakes he made first time around

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What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?

Nausea, fatigue, headaches towards the end of race? It could be hyponatremia. A medical term describing low blood sodium levels, often driven by over-drinking

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Can you overdose on sports drink?

Is it possible to overdose on sodium by drinking too much of an electrolyte-based sports drink?

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What to drink when you're not sweating

Our friends at PHP's third blog in their ‘7 Habits of Good Nutrition’ series is on the habit of drinking mainly non-calorie drinks when you're not exercising.

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What to do when you lose 2.5x more sodium than the average athlete

Jack Richards' loses 2,314mg sodium per litre (32oz) of sweat. Here's how Precision Hydration helped him become an Ironman by personalizing his hydration strategy...

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Does caffeine boost your performance?

We've written about caffeine before from a hydration point of view. Pretty much all credible sports scientists agree it can boost performance.