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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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Why do I have such heat intolerance? I'm 17. Never used to happen. HR will be 125 just standing in heat. I drink over 6 glasses of water a day.athlete

Why do I have such heat intolerance? I'm 17. Never used to happen. HR will be 125 just standing in heat. I drink over 6 glasses of water a day.athlete

Many: Inadequate hydration is the common answer, but some times your symptoms can indicate other nutritional, adrenal, or thyroid problems causing it. See your doctor for testing ...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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Reason for a higher than expected resting heart rate in an athlete? mine is about 80-95. used to be in the 60's? i drink tons of water

Reason for a higher than expected resting heart rate in an athlete? mine is about 80-95. used to be in the 60's? i drink tons of water

Fast pulse: That is an abnormally rapid resting heart rate for a healthy young person. Causes include overactive thyroid, fever, anemia, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, anxiety, cardiac arrhythmias and certain stimulant medications. I recommend an evaluation by your physician and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...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

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How much water should I be drinking in a day?

How much water should I be drinking in a day?

6-8 glasses of 8 oz : Drink 6-8 glasses of 8oz water each. Now the trend is to "eat" your water. Another wards, eating lots of fruits and veggies that contain high amounts of water may be the way to go because along with getting the water you benefit from the micronutrients, and vitamins and fiber! ...Read more

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How much water is it healthy to drink in one day?

How much water is it healthy to drink in one day?

Aim for 5: There are some medical conditions that would change this answer (examples: heart failure, kidney failure), but in general aim for about 5 glasses of water a day. And of course that should be a part of an otherwise healthy diet with plenty of veggie's as well as regular exercise. Glad you're thinking about this! ...Read more

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How much water to drink while exercising- per day?

8glasses per day: The body is 80% water. You should consume half your bodyweight in water on ounces. ...Read more

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How much water should a ten month old drink a day?

How much water should a ten month old drink a day?

Wet diapers: There is no straightforward answer to this question. She should make enough tear/saliva, maintain good skin texture and make no less than 3 full diapers in 24 hours. ...Read more

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Approximately how much water should I drink a day?

Approximately how much water should I drink a day?

Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication which can cause confusion, seizures, coma and death due to low sodium etc. ...Read more

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How much water is too much water to drink in a day?

Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication which can cause confusion, seizures, coma and death due to low sodium etc. ...Read more

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How much water are you supposed to drink in one day?

6-8 cups: For an adult a good amount of water would be 6-8 cups a day. Certainly you may need more if your are involved in athletic activities and you lose a lot of fluids through sweat. ...Read more