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Athletes in the Arts: Hydration

SCAN provides expert recommendations on how performance athletes can stay hydrated.


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

Athlete Scenario: For my practices and performances, I bring a water bottle and drink when I get thirsty.  My activity can last 3-4 hours and I tend to sweat a lot. After I finish, I am physically spent and don’t feel completely recovered before the next event. If I have time, I grab a sports drink for the ride home. When, what, and how much should I drink to improve my energy and performance?

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes in the Arts, Hydration, Performance, Sports Drinks, Sports Beverages, Recovery


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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