• Strategies to prevent heat stress during exercise
    Fitness tips,  Hydration,  Nutrition,  Recovery

    Bring on the heat: Strategies to prevent heat stress during exercise

    For the human body water is the most important nutrient. Water makes up about 60% of the average person’s weight but can range from 45% to 75% (Campbell & Spano, 2011). Euhydration is a state in which the body water content is adequate to meet a person’s physiologic needs. Hypohydration, a state in which body water content is insufficient and hyperhydration, when the body water content is in excess, both present potential dangers (Campbell & Spano, 2011; McArdle, Katch, & Katch, 2014; Tipton, ed., 2006). Dynamic exercise, especially endurance exercise, causes increases in volume in most fluid compartments when compared to sedentary counterparts (Tipton, ed., 2006). Shifts in fluid volume…