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HPS 3240: Physical Activity and Health promotion for the Older Adult
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Consequences of Dehydration in Older Adults (65 + ) Changes with Aging and Dehydration Thirst mechanisms Ability of kidney to retain fluid (decreased) Lower amounts of total body water
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Physiological Changes Symptoms of Dehydration
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Levels of Dehydration 3-5% loss of body weight may be tolerated without loss of maximal strength 6% loss of body weight is considered moderate to severe dehydration
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Greater the level of dehydration the greater the decrease in performance Greater effect in hot environment
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Assessment of body weight can provide a practical way to examine hydration status Practical Technique Individual must be well hydrated and in energy balance Measure weight upon waking in the morning after voiding Record for 3 consecutive mornings to establish baseline value Baseline value will represent weight at euhydration
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HPS 3240 taught by Professor Tiffanyesmat during the Spring '12 term at Kennesaw.

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