Are You Hydrated?
Did you know a 2% dehydration level in your body can decrease performance?! It can actually decrease performance by 10% . . . so we want you to stay hydrated! The best way to check if you are hydrated is to look at the color of your urine. If it is clear or pale yellow, you are likely hydrated. However, if it looks more like apple juice or oil, you are dehydrated and need to start drinking some extra fluid before practice or your game!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and t