Hydration is a must for endurance athletesThe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has reiterated its statements on dehydration and Hyponatremia for athletes during endurance competitions with a clear aim for providing amicable solutions to peculiar issues related to hydration of athletes during competitive events.

Hyponatremia is a life-endangering condition that can be caused when an athlete consumes too much of water or sports drinks, leading to disruption or dilution of sodium levels in the body.

Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM, referring to the Boston Marathon (18th April), was of the view that most participants of this marathon appeared properly hydrated to him and they probably had received the message of proper hydration for attaining best results.

The team of ACSM experts remarked that all active individuals and not only endurance athletes need to be careful of hydration while performing an activity in humidity or heat.