THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLE OF HYDRATION IN EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

Onur Oral, Nazan Kavas

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Water, composing almost 65% of the body, is a fundamental element for human metabolism. It has the ability to control various metabolic processes such as organising blood volume, temperature of body and muscle contractions. When a person exercises, the body temperature has to be taken under control to maintain the optimal metabolic and physiological balance which will make the physical endurance last longer. In order to achieve that, the person sweats. This process occurs as drops of water gather on skin and evaporate, taking away the heat. Thus, while sweating, there is a significant fluid loss and if the body doesn't have as much water as it needs, then the risk of dehydration happens which lead to serious systematic problems of metabolism that cannot function properly. Therefore, the hydration carries a great importance in exercise performance.

 

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hydration, exercise performance, athlete’s performance, health

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