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Hyponatremia is rare but serious condition
It produces some of the same symptoms as heat stroke
It occurs when only water is consumed during long events
Low sodium status can be prevented by sports drinks
containing sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes
containing Fluids high in sugar don’’t quench thirst and should not be
consumed for fluid replacement
consumed Their high-sugar content draws fluid from the blood into the
intestines, thereby increasing the risk of dehydration, nausea,
and Alcohol containing beverages such as beer, wine, and ginand-tonics are not hydrating, either Body Fat and Weight
Body Athletes are concerned about their weight and
Athletes body shape, and they are leaner than U.S.
population Advantages of low body weight and fat vanish
when they are too low
when Body fat levels of less than 3% in men and less
than 12% in women seriously interfere with
health These are obligatory body fat content people
need for the other functions of fat
need Everyone needs fat for hormone production, to
maintain normal body temperature in cold
weather, and to cushion internal organs
weather, Exercise, Body Fat, and Health
Female athletes may experience irregular
Female or absent menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
or the late onset of periods during
These aberrations are effects of high
levels of physical activity or calorie...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course NURS 231A taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.
- Spring '08