The adult human body is about 60 percent water, and even light exercise can deplete that percentage, which ultimately interferes with your athletic performance. When you sweat, you lose electrolytes, and if you lose too many, your performance can suffer.
- If your activity lasts for only an hour or less, this usually isn’t an issue, but when you’re competing for a long period of time it’s important to compensate for the loss.
- Focus mostly on replacing sodium and potassium, but calcium and magnesium are also important. Therefore, timing of hydration also plays an important factor. We recommend to pre-hydrate before exercising.
- A general recommendation is to drink about 17–20 fl. oz. of U-ADE about two hours before engaging in sport. Drinking after exercise gets your fluid levels back to normal and can help with recovery. We recommend drinking 18–24 fl. oz. of U-ADE after competition.
IF YOU'RE NOT HYDRATED, YOUR BODY CAN'T PERFORM AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL. YOU MAY FEEL TIRED, HAVE MUSCLE CRAMPS, DIZZINESS, OR OTHER SERIOUS SYMPTOMS.
HYDRATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES
Doing any activity at higher altitude can lead to dehydration. You’re less likely to crave water and feel thirsty at higher elevations, so it’s important to drink frequently.
HYDRATION IN COLD WEATHER
You may not feel like taking a swig of cold water on a cold day, but it’s just as important to stay properly hydrated in cold weather as it is in hot weather. Packing along a hot drink can be a good way to keep yourself hydrated.