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Staying Hydrated During Warm Football Practices

With school beginning earlier across the country, more and more athletes are beginning their training in extreme temperatures. These high temperatures are causing many athletes to become overheated and dehydrated. It is extremely important for these young athletes to remember to drink plenty of fluids while working out in the summer weather.

According to Training-Conditioning, a football player training in the heat should always begin to drink fluids early in the day and continue throughout the practice. Begin the day with 16 ounces and continue drinking fluids at breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks. A few other suggested tips from the site include:

  • Drink 16 ounces of a sports drink one hour before exercise as it takes one hour for one liter of fluid to leave the gut.
  • Drink 20 to 40 ounces of fluid (sports drink/water) per hour of practice.
  • Drink 24 ounces of fluid (based on recent studies) for every pound of body weight lost during exercise, immediately post exercise.
  • During practice, coaches must implement scheduled fluid breaks, and they must make sure every athlete stops to rehydrate.

It was also recommend that athletes drink sports drinks as well as water. At Fontis we offer not only refreshing Fontis Water, but also Gatorade (available in variety packs and powder). To set up delivery of these and many other fantastic products call us today at 678-494-1981 or visit our website for more details.