Re: Heat and humidity: Physical impact or is it mostly mental?

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Ryan
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Chris brings up an interesting topic and the initial link I offered includes several links to studies, some of which seem to contradict each other, on that topic. Among them (even more if you check out that page, I don’t want to just offer every link on that page):

FLUID INGESTION AND CHO/ELECTROLYTE REPLACEMENT IS IMPORTANT FOR EXERCISE IN THE COLD – WATER ALONE IS INSUFFICIENT

WATER AS GOOD AS BRAND-NAME FLUIDS FOR MAINTAINING HYDRATION WHEN EXERCISING IN THE HEAT

WATER A GOOD FLUID FOR MODERATE ENDURANCE TRAINING

SODIUM-CONTAINING BEVERAGES SHOULD BE USED WITH HIGH SWEATING

Of note with so many people paranoid about experiencing even mild dehydration would be the following:

MILD HYPOHYDRATION DOES NOT AFFECT PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURES IN COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENTS

EXERCISE OUTPUT NOT AFFECTED BY BODY MASS CHANGES DUE TO HYDRATION

DEHYDRATION NOT OF GREAT EFFECT ON TRAINED RUNNERS