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Sodium, Muscle Cramps and Sweat Loss: Tips for Sweaty Athletes

By Nancy Clark, momsTEAM, 08/08/19, 7:00PM CDT


So what's a sweaty endurance athlete supposed to do during prolonged exercise?

We've all heard the stories about ultra-marathoners, triathletes, and soldiers who have died as a result of consuming too much water. Clearly, over-hydration can be as dangerous to your health as under-hydration. So what does a sweaty athlete need to know about staying adequately hydrated without stomach sloshing?

Here are a few "droplets" of hydration information to help you quench your thirst, perform well, and stay out of the medical tent when you are engaging in extended exercise in hot weather.