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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part F

“Hydration – Current Trends in India” A study highlighting importance of science of hydration by assessing impact of water workouts on loss of blood plasma content in athletes


Author(s): Sapna Aggarwal

Abstract: Background: Hydration is vital to performance and recovery but if we observe the understanding of athletes and coaches of developing countries like India then their ignorance in this context will astonish everyone. Swimming not being considered a “sweaty sport” is ignored ever further when it comes to hydration.
Purpose of the Study: To compare the amount of blood plasma content lost among swimmers of Indian origin during different duration water workouts.
Methodology: Fifteen swimmers with the mean age 20.13 and sd 2.06 studying Sports Science were selected. Plasma content lost during workouts was assessed using Wintrobe test.
Results and Discussion: ANOVA showed that as the intensity of workout increased the loss of plasma content increased. The amount of plasma content lost during 12 and 24 minutes water workouts was significant.
Conclusion: Swimmers loose more fluid while practicing anaerobic and high intensity workouts and if lost fluids are not replenished on time it may lead to dehydration and impaired performance and recovery.


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How to cite this article:
Sapna Aggarwal. “Hydration – Current Trends in India” A study highlighting importance of science of hydration by assessing impact of water workouts on loss of blood plasma content in athletes. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(6): 316-318.
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