Sports Hydration Guide

The Process of Fluid Loss and Dehydration in Young Athletes

  • As a young athlete exercises, muscles generate heat and raise core body temperature.
  • In response, the body dissipates excess heat by sweating.
  • Fluid is also lost during respiration.
  • When the fluid is not replaced, it can lead to dehydration.
  • Blood volume circulating throughout the body decreases in a dehydrated state.
  • Decreased circulation affects the amount of oxygenated blood reaching muscles and organs.
  • Without proper oxygenation, muscle fatigue and exhaustion set in, affecting performance and increasing the risk of injury.

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