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hyperhydration


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Ingesting water in excess of immediate requirements. Hyperhydration before exercise in a hot environment offers some protection against heat stress as it improves cooling by increasing sweating and delays dehydration. The current guidelines suggest drinking 500 ml about 2 h before intense exercise or competition. However, even with hydration before exercise, athletes still need to continually replace fluid during exercise.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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