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dehydration, fluid, fluid loss, injury, water -

Depletion of the body's carbohydrates stores and dehydration are two factors that will limit prolonged exercise. Sweating is the way in which the body maintains its core temperature at 37 degrees centigrade. This results in the loss of body fluid and electrolytes (minerals such as chloride, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) and if unchecked will lead to dehydration and eventually circulatory collapse and heat stroke. The effect of fluid loss on the body is as follows: 2%: Impaired performance 4%: Capacity for muscular work declines 5%: Heat exhaustion  7%: Hallucinations 10%: Circulatory collapse and heat stroke

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Like most athletes, you undoubtedly want to reduce or eliminate your chances of injury while participating in your sport. Injuries decrease the amount of time you can spend in leisure activities, lower your fitness and impact competitive performance. Sports scientists suggest that injury rates could be reduced by 25% if athletes took appropriate preventative action. Common misconceptions Coaches and athletes believe that males have higher injury rates than females - male and female athletes have about the same injury rate per hour of training. Among runners it is considered that training speed is the cause of injuries (Speed Kills) but...

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