Fluid Balance, Hydration, and Athletic Performance

Flavia Meyer, Zbigniew Szygula, Boguslaw Wilk

December 22, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 437 Pages - 39 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482223286 - CAT# K22323

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  • Offers comprehensive review of basic aspects relating to body fluid balance and rehydration in sport and physical exercise
  • Considers special groups of athletes with chronic health conditions
  • Includes recent and specific recommendations on fluid replenishment
  • Updates controversial fluid intake-related issues
  • Features contributions from experts within respective research and/or clinical areas
  • Provides text suitable for a wide range of academic, health professionals, and athletes needs


Fluid Balance, Hydration, and Athletic Performance presents a comprehensive review of aspects relating to body fluid balance, rehydration, sport, and physical exercise. The content is scientifically supported, practical, and suitably written for a range of audiences, including academics (professors and students) and sports and health professionals (coaches, physical educators, nutritionists, and physicians), as well as athletes and individuals involved in physical activities.

Compared to other books previously published in this area, this book does not limit body hydration issues to the average or elite adult athlete. Rather, it addresses aspects relevant to a range of individuals of different ages (adolescents and master athletes) competing in various sports. In recognition of the growing number of individuals with specific medical conditions who have been exercising more and even participating in competitive sports, separate chapters on prevalent diseases or medical conditions associated with risks of body fluid homeostasis also are presented.

To achieve such a complete and qualified publication, the book is written by top experts and professionals experienced in their respective research areas. It presents the basics of fluid balance and provides updates on controversial fluid intake-related issues such as hyponatremia, optimal recovery, intermittent sports, and perceptual responses.