23 Crucial Facts About Hydration

Whats Your Hydration Plan

1. Dehydration is the leading cause of training injuries
2. Dehydration hinders every bodily function needed to run
3. A 2% decrease in body weight due to hydration affects your performance
4. Studies have shown athletes finish a 12K run up to 2 and a half minutes faster when properly hydrated
5. Water is 75% of your body

The following are influenced by proper fluid levels:
6. Heartbeat
7. Bloodflow
8. Temperature regulation
9. Delivery of nutrients to cells
10. Waste disposal
11. Muscle function
12. Joint cushioning 

Dehydration also impacts mental toughness: 
13. Reduces concentration levels
14. Negatively affects mood
15. Causes fatigue
16. Increases tension
17. Generates anxiety

18. Too much of a good thing (even water) can be bad.
19. Hyponatremia is caused by drinking too much water and not taking enough electrolytes.

Hyponatremia can: 
20. Cause nausea, vomiting and dizziness
21. Can be fatal 

22. Ensure water is evenly distributed to tissues, organs and muscles
23.  Are lost through sweat

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