Category Archives: Hydration

Body image and eating disorders among adolescents 3

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Prevention Strategies In this our final article in the series we look at prevention strategies and some educational messages. Prevention is better than cure and strategies to prevent disordered eating should be implemented early to avoid body image dissatisfaction. It is more difficult to change unhealthy eating behaviour and disturbed body image attitudes once established. […]

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Hype about hydration 2

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In this second article on hydration we focus on some practical guidelines to ensure adequate hydration, including what, how much and when to drink. PREVENTING DEHYDRATION How Much Fluid? There are no official guidelines for fluid intake, although many health professionals advise children and adolescents to drink 1.5 litres per day (1) or to drink […]

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Hype about hydration 1

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This is the first part of a 2 part series on hydration and will focus on the need for adequate hydration and recognising dehydration in the young athlete. The importance of adequate fluid intake in sports is to avoid dehydration and maintain normal heart function and thermoregulatory (ability of the body to deal with heat) […]

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