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How much water should an athlete drink a day?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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