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DEHYDRATION IN BOXING. What is Dehydration? n Represents the excessive loss of body water.

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1 DEHYDRATION IN BOXING

2 What is Dehydration? n Represents the excessive loss of body water

3 Causes of Dehydration n Excessive sweating n Vomiting n Diarrhea n Inadequate water intake n Excessive urination

4 Signs of Dehydration n Increased thirst n Dry mouth n Dry skin n Sunken eyes n Low urine output

5 Effects of Dehydration on the Boxer n Decreased alertness n Decreased concentration n Slowed reaction time n Increased tiredness or fatigue n Headaches n Impaired exercise performance

6 Tests for Dehydration n Tenting of the skin (the skin remains elevated after being pulled up and released)

7 Tests for Dehydration n Check urine color n Darker urine indicates more dehydration

8 How to treat dehydration n Replenish with oral fluids n Fluid replacement with intravenous fluids (only in severe cases) n Stop fluid loss

9 How to Prevent Dehydration in Boxing n Avoid rapid weight loss n Drink plenty of water n Avoid u Saunas u Sweat suits u Diuretics (water pills) u Laxatives


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