sweat rate

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A measure of the amount of sweat produced per unit time. One formula for calculating the sweat rate of an athlete is: sweating rate = (pre-exercise body weight − post-exercise body weight + fluid intake − urine volume)/exercise time (h). Weight is measured in kilograms and volumes in millilitres. It is assumed that during the relatively short period of exercise, weight changes are due to water loss. As 1000 ml of water weigh 1 kg, sweat production can be calculated in units of millitres of sweat produced per hour.

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