We hear lots about making sure you optimise nutrition in order to perform, but many athletes overlook the need for adequate hydration during exercise. The simple fact is even a low level of dehydration can effect performance:
The question is, how do you assess how much fluid you need to consume during exercise, and how might this change at different exercise intensities, and in different weather conditions.
In this short video I will briefly take you through simple steps on how to monitor sweat rate, and how to address dehydration post exercise:
I hope you find these simple tips are useful, and you put them to good effect both in the heat of the summer, and also when training during colder weather! You can then use what you learn to put into practice for racing!
Dr Garry Palmer www.sportstest.co.uk