Selecting and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

How much water does your body lose during exercise? How much should you hydrate during and after exercise? Address the importance of hydration with your young athletes using this informative handout.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Refer to this resource at the start of a physical education course or during seasons/sports where your body will be apt to lose greater amounts of water
  • Follow up with research on other things to consider with regard to sports drinks, or how the amount needed for hydration can depend on the intensity and type of activity you are involved in
Classroom Considerations

  • While this handout is a great tool to begin the conversation about hydration, it only gives a broad overview of information. Be sure to supplement with other more detailed resources on the topic
Pros

  • Includes pertinent facts regarding hydration, as well as suggestions for measuring levels of hydration
  • Straightforward resource (one double-sided page)
Cons

  • None