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Dehydration and the Quality of Hockey

From the CP,

If you think hockey players sweat less than other elite athletes because they play their sport in cold arenas, think again.

Fully one-third of players who took part in a new University of Guelph study were significantly dehydrated while on the ice, actually sweating more than some athletes thanks to all that heavy equipment and high-intensity bursts of skating.

That sweat on the brow could be exacting a significant toll on the quality of a player’s game, said study author Lawrence Spriet, a professor of human health and nutritional science.

continued…

*Spriet’s study and testing of hydration issues, and how they progress during a normal game to affect physical and mental acuity, has focussed on members of recent Canadian World Junior teams, and the New York Rangers.

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  Tags: hockey, medicine, sports+nutrition

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