By: Center for Fitness Staff
If you want to perform at your best in sport or exercise, you’ve got to keep your body adequately hydrated throughout your activity.
Sweating away even just 1 percent of your body weight (a pound and a half for a 150-pound person) can place added stress on your cardiovascular system. Losing 2-3 percent of your weight can impair your physical performance. Dehydration can also affect your mental sharpness and hand-eye coordination putting you at a disadvantage on the court, playing field or other competitive arena. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends the following guidelines for keeping the body hydrated:
Stay Hydrated! If you have a question regarding proper hydration recommendations, always ask a fitness professional at Loyola Center for Fitness!
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