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Exercise Hydration

SCAN provides expert recommendations on how to stay hydrated during exercise.


An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Adequate hydration is important for optimal health and exercise performance. This fact sheet reviews when, what, and how much athletes should drink to improve energy, performance, and recovery.

Length: 2 pages

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public                                                            

Key Words: Athletes, Hydration, Water, Sports Drinks, Sports Beverages, Fluid Loss, Sweat Loss, Electrolytes, Performance

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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