The benefits of staying properly hydrated during training and
competition are well documented and recognized. Still, there
will always be athletes who become so dehydrated that it
compromises their return to play.
Sodium is the primary electrolyte required during and
following any physical activity that results in sweat loss.
Sodium intake during exercise is important for
the following reasons:
1) sodium in a beverage helps maintain the physiological
drive to drink, stimulating greater voluntary fluid intake
2) in concert with glucose, enhances fluid absorption in
the proximal small intestine and
3) stimulates the rate
and completeness of rehydration
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