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Hydration for summer holidays

In a temperate climate about 2-3 L of water is lost from our bodies each day, mainly as sweat. These sweat losses will be higher when exposed to high temperatures, such as in the summer. Air conditioning also contributes to increase water losses. In this new issue we provide advice on how to stay properly […]

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Hydration for sports performance

Severe dehydration impairs performance and increases the risk of heat illness, but drinking too much can also be harmful or uncomfortable. Every athlete is different because they have different sweat losses and different opportunities to drink fluid during their workouts and events. In this latest edition of  “Key Tips on Hydration” we provide you with advice on how […]

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Physical activity

Hydration is an important consideration when engaging in physical activity. During prolonged sessions, water is lost from the body mainly as sweat, and physical work performance is usually decreased when dehydration exceeds about 1-2% of body weight. In this new issue we present some data about how water losses may affect physical performance, and provide advice on how to be […]

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Signs and symptoms of mild dehydration

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in. Mild dehydration may have an effect on performance and may lead to an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. In this new issue we deal with the consequences of mild dehydration. Learning to know signs and symptoms may help us to prevent it.

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How variety can help hydration

Beverages in addition to plain water are of importance in ensuring proper hydration, but they can also provide us with other benefits. In this new leaflet we give you interesting facts about the role of different beverages in our hydration and in our health and performance.

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Hydration for pregnant and breastfeeding women

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, an adequate hydration is essential for meeting the new water needs of the body and of the baby in the first case, and to ensure milk supply in the second one. In this new leaflet we provide information about additional water intakes recommendations for both situations and give practical advice to ensure proper hydration.

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Hydration for elderly people

Elderly people are at a greater risk of dehydration. In this new leaflet we provide an insight into the reasons why liquid intake is often diminished in the elderly and the consequences to health, wellness and performance. Practical tips to help keep elderly people well hydrated are given.

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Hydration for adolescents and adults

Water needs vary between individuals and according to diet, environmental conditions, activity levels and a range of other factors. This first issue of the collection focuses on the hydration needs of adults and children over 9 years of age under moderate environmental temperature and physical activity levels. Information about water sources to meet hydration needs is given along with hints and […]

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Hydration for infants and children

The hydration needs of infants and children are not that different to those of adults. However, they tend to be more susceptible to dehydration than adults are. In this new issue reference water intake values for infants and children are given, as well as practical tips to ensure proper hydration of infants and children.

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