of Dr. Stavros Cavouras
So it was summer. A workout is more enjoyable when the sun shines, the sky is blue, the rain and the cold have gone to the other hemisphere and we will see them again in a few months. Everything looks beautiful, but we must not forget the high summer temperatures that combined with training and low body fluid intake can cause dehydration a serious problem for all athletes. Dehydration can cause a chronic condition that leads to fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps and increases the likelihood of thermal disturbances such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Sometimes, instead of taking a painkiller or using ointments to reduce muscular problems, we may ignore the real cause of the dehydration problem. So even if there are such problems before doing anything else we need to make sure we get enough fluids.