Dehydration Affects Athletic Performance

Dehydration decreases mental and physical performance on the field and in school in some pretty dramatic ways. Something as simple as not drinking water cut performance by nearly 50% in laboratory studies for patients who were just walking!

Dehydration affects the body and the mind in many ways that extend well beyond the soccer field. Listen to find out how dehydration decreases mental performance in school, decreases endurance, and can lead to significant medical problems.

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