Hydration: A must for endurance athletesThe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) reiterated its statements on dehydration and Hyponatremia for athletes during endurance competitions with a predefined and clear aim to provide solutions to peculiar issues that are related to hydration of athletes.

Hyponatremia is a life-endangering condition that can happen to an athlete when too much of water or sports drinks are consumed that often lead 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.

It was revealed by ACSM experts that all active individuals and not just endurance athletes need to be mindful of hydration while undertaking any activity in heat or humidity.