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Is ACE currently doing anything to educate Americans about proper hydration science?

According to Cornell Medical Center, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Most people begin their workouts dehydrated, preventing them from reaching optimal performance. Are there any campaigns to spread awareness of proper electrolyte intake and/or drinking enough water? There is an electrolyte powder called "Drip Drop" that tastes good and has medically relavent amounts of sodium and potassium- the body's most significant electrolytes.

 
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Staying appropriately hydrated is an important part of an active, healthy lifestyle, so ACE educates fitness professionals and the public on this issue in a variety of ways. The following are a few examples:


The FitFacts® Healthy Hydration article offers an overview of basic water intake recommendations for good health —2.7 liters (91 oz) daily for women and 3.7 liters (125 oz) daily for men through various beverages (80%) or in food (20%). In addition, consequences of dehydration are discussed along with tips for staying well-hydrated during and after exercise.


Another great resource, Hydration Strategies for Optimal Performance: The Latest Research, is found in ACE Certified News® and offers CEC credits for fitness professionals. This article dives into the effect of water temperature on performance.


ACE also offers Thermoregulation and Hydration in the Body - Keys to Performance Success a continuing education course via recorded webinar; this course takes a deeper look at the physiology of hydration as it relates to fitness and athletic performance.


The Fitnovatives™ blog addresses the dangers of both dehydration and overhydration are discussed in Marathon Training: Preventing Tragedy with Attention to Hydration.


Proper hydration is a part of good nutrition that is often overlooked. Learn more about staying well-hydrated with ACE and other public health resources.

Source: http://www.eatright.org/Public/conten...

 

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