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How much water should an athlete drink a day?

How much water should an athlete drink a day?

Hydration: A good easy rule is enough so that the urine is pale yellow rather than dark. Hydration in athletes is made more complicated by techniques to "make weight" that work but are unhealthy and can ruin your enjoyment of the event. ...Read more

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Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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How many cups of water should a 16 year old female athlete drink every day?

How many cups of water should a 16 year old female athlete drink every day?

6-8 cups: An adult needs around 2 liters or 8 glasses of water per day. A teen athlete should at least take in 1.5 liters or 6 cups of water. Depending of sport, you may need more. Make sure to take in electrolytes in the form of sports drinks or electrolyte supplements. Hammer nutrition has some of the best sports drinks out there for athletes. ...Read more

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My urine in the mornings is dark yellow but the rest of the day it's pretty much clear. I drink a lot of water because I'm an athlete. Is this normal?

My urine in the mornings is dark yellow but the rest of the day it's pretty much clear. I drink a lot of water because I'm an athlete. Is this normal?

Yes: You are VERY normal... The yellow color in am indicates concentration of the urine .(less free water more excretory substances) The urine gets clearer as your water intake increases! BTW Be careful to include some electrolytes with your liquid intake if you work out heavily! BE WELL Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What happens if athletes drink too much water and don't get enough salt?

What happens if athletes drink too much water and don't get enough salt?

Dehydration: Not having enough electrolytes due to high intake of water with subsequent urination. Drinking plain water can also dehydrate cause host of problems. Always mix with Gatorade or others in between. ...Read more

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How bad is taking aleve, (naproxen)anti inflammatories, 440-660mgdaily..as long as I'm drinking a lot of water and eating normal (athlete)?

How bad is taking aleve, (naproxen)anti inflammatories, 440-660mgdaily..as long as I'm drinking  a lot of water and eating normal (athlete)?

Not recommended: Taking anti-inflammatory medications every day is not recommended. All anti-inflammatory medications can irritate the stomach and cause ulcers in some people. They can also damage the kidneys. It is best to try to relieve joint pains with physical therapy and only use medications occasionally. ...Read more

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Can you drink too much water in a day?

Can you drink too much water in a day?

Yes: If you kept drinking water all day long your body will tell you when to stop . If you were to ignore the symptoms of fullness you will most likely start to have problems. 8 to 10 glasses of water is healthy and if you are working out side in the heat you may need more. ...Read more

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How much water should be drink in a day?

How much water should be drink in a day?

Drink when thirsty: There is no particular amount of water needed by healthy persons, and no need to keep track of how much you drink. Drink water or other fluids as needed to satisfy your thirst. Otherwise forget it. ...Read more