True or False?
- Thirst is not a reliable gauge of a body's need for water
- Urine colour is a reliable gauge of hydration (dark=dehydrated; light = well hydrated)
- It is better to rehydrate with a sports drink after exercise than with water
- We should weigh ourselves before exercise, and after. We must then drink enough fluid to make up for that weight loss to ensure complete rehydration
- Exercise-induced hyponatremia (low blood sodium) or electrolyte imbalances can be prevented (or avoided) by drinking a sports drink during and/or after exercise rather than just water
- People get sick and/or collapse due to dehydration during sporting events where fluid is provided.