Sports Nutrition
 
 

Fluid Requirements
Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body, and without it, humans would die in a few days. It is the most abundant resource in both plants and animals and next to air is the most essential. Excessive sweating during a game or practice must be replaced before, during and after an event.

Timing Recommended Amount Example
2 Hours Pre-event 16 oz. 1 Water bottle or juice
15 Minutes Pre-event 16 oz. 1 Water Bottle
15-20 Minutes into Event 6-8 oz. Water, Gatorade® or Juice
Post Event 16 oz. per lb. sweat loss Varies with Athletes
 
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