Fluids and Electrolytes: Hydration for Physical Activity and Sport

After completing this module, participants will be able to
  • Understand significance of water in the human body
  • Explain the process of thermoregulation during exercise
  • Describe the sweat mechanism and reason for electrolyte losses in the water of sweat
  • Recognize and reduce the risk of heat illnesses by stating the symptoms, contributing factors, and strategies for prevention
  • Estimate appropriate fluid replacement needs and hydration strategies
  • Discuss several specific concerns and apply strategies to help prevent their occurrence during exercise in the heat
    • Dehydration
    • Hyponatremia
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