Blog from Graham Anderson at the Australian Open Tennis 2017: playing sport and dealing with the heat
“It’s hot here in Melbourne. Staying cool and rehydration has a big effect on the tennis players here and playing any sport in such climates. It’s not just the elite or professional athlete though, as a recreational exerciser it’s important to make sure you get the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise especially as the duration lengthens.
Water is essential to enable your body to efficiently regulate your body temperature, help lubricate your joints and transport nutrients throughout your body. If you’re not properly hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, or more serious symptoms. A simple way to make sure you’re staying properly hydrated is to check your urine. If your urine is consistently colorless or light yellow, you are most likely staying well hydrated. Dark yellow or amber-colored urine is a sign of dehydration. So check daily and drink water regularly in all weathers.”
Graham will be back with more blogs but won’t be back in Clapham at Balance Performance for a few weeks so don’t put it off, make good use of our large team of sports injury specialists.
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