Hydration Basics

  • We all have hydration receptors throughout our body (both within the cells and extra-cellular)
  • These receptors ensure our bodies maintain homeostasis or equilibrium (prevent dehydration)
  • There are many causes of dehydration including, but not limited to: exercise, altitude, low humidity environments, heat exposure and illness

There are three, generally accepted, stages of dehydration:

  • Mild (loss of 1-5% of body weight)
  • Moderate (6-9%)
  • Severe (10% or more)

Various scientific studies suggest that as little as a 2% decline in hydration can result in up to a 10% reduction in athletic performance. With dehydration (which includes changes in sodium levels), side effects can include:

  • Headaches, dizziness or light-headedness
  • Muscles cramping
  • Thirst or dry mouth
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Deep or rapid breathing
  • Low blood pressure and/or weak pulse
  • Temperature drop (especially the extremities)
  • Dry eyes
  • Confusion or Disorientation

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