Hydration status in active youth

Stavros A. Kavouras, Giannis Arnaoutis

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Fluid balance is crucial for maintaining health. It is well documented that dehydration increases physiologic strain and decreases athletic performance, especially in hot environments. Although there are numerous studies evaluating hydration status in adults, limited data concerning hydration levels in athletic youth exist. Nevertheless, most of these studies clearly indicate that (a) dehydration is a major and common problem within children exercising in the heat; and (b) children do not have the capacity to translate hydration awareness to successful hydration strategies. Further research is needed, and constant efforts must be made toward the development of more efficient hydration strategies in order to educate young people about the benefits of optimal hydration status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S11-S13
JournalNutrition Today
Issue number4 SUPPL.1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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