Dynamic Fitness HPK: Fitness Tip of the Week – Hydration

This week’s Dynamic Fitness ‘Tip of the Week’ comes from trainers Kevin Duenas and Brian Richardson, who want to promote hydration for athletes as the summer heat continues. JP Raineri photo
September, on average, is the hottest month of the year in Temecula. That being said, hydration plays an important role in athletes’ health and well-being. Exercising and activity in the heat and in warm climate increases the risk for dehydration which can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and muscle cramping. Physiological and performance impairment begins at 2% bodyweight loss and symptoms include light-headedness, fatigue, muscle weakness, dry lips, tongue and skin, lack of focus and thirst. To stay hydrated, use the following formula: a person’s body weight divided by two equals each ounce of water required per day. For example, a person who weighs 150 pounds needs 75 ounces of water per day. An active person should weigh themselves pre- and post- exercise to replenish the
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