Proper hydration is important during exercise. Adequate fluid intake for
athletes, even the recreational kind, is essential to comfort, performance and
The longer and more intensely you exercise, the more important it is to
drink the right kind of fluids.
Studies have found that a loss of two or more
percent of one's body weight due to sweating is linked to a drop in blood
volume. When this occurs, the heart works harder in order to move blood through
the bloodstream. This can lead to reduced performance of elite athletes.
more research is finding that recreational exercisers are also at risk
of drinking too much water and suffering from hyponatremia or water
Clearly, drinking the right amount of the right
fluids is critical for performance and safety while exercising.
"To the people of poor nations, we
pledge to work alongside you to make
your farms flourish and LetCleanWatersFlow, to nourish starved
bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy
relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to
suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources
without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change
with it". Source: President Obama, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 2009, Washington, DC, USA.