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Summer Hydration Tips for Girls Soccer Players

Published on May 24, 2018

Things are starting to heat up in Sacramento (sad face)!

With it heating up, the need to nail down hydration is critical to your performance! Soccer players who know how to hydrate will feel better, have more energy, and be able to think more clearly.

 

What to Drink?

For the average athlete, water is the best choice. When you sweat, you lose electrolytes- if you sweat sufficiently during exercise, you must replenish them as soon as possible. A drink with a small amount of sugars and electrolytes, such as Gatorade or Powerade (watered down) can efficiently replenish your electrolytes and help you perform better than pure water alone would.

 

Quick tips to stay hydrated this summer:

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day, beginning when you wake up
  • Keep a water bottle with you at all times
  • Avoid carbonation before or during training
  • During Exercise: Drink 16 oz water per hour of vigorous exercise
  • Post Exercise: Drink 8-12 oz of water or sports drink

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need more help nailing down your hydration this summer!

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