Custom design netball apparel experts explain the importance of hydration

Our designers of high performance netball apparel know that fatigue can have a detrimental effect on anyones netball performance. To combat fatigue, your body must remain hydrated as dehydration is one of the lead caused of impaired performance.

Just like any physical activity, training or playing netball increases body temparature and in an attempt to prevent overheating the body attempts to dispel this excess heat. It does this by producing sweat. When this sweat evaporates from the skin, heat is lost along with body fluids and electrolytes. Infact your body can lose 2 litres or more of fluid during a typical 2 hour netball training session.

To avoid dehydration and to maintain peak performance our team of high performance netball apparel specialist explain that these fluids and electrolytes must be replaced.

Some top tips to avoid dehydration include:

  • Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the entire day, not only when exercising. It’s best to carry water with you at all times so that you can keep dribing before you feel are thirsty. (if you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated)
  • Take an isotonic sports drink and/or water with you to all training and netball matches.  Isotonic drinks are rapidly taken up by the body and provide some extra carbohydrates.
  • Remember a 1 litre bottle is unlikely to be adequate for a match or a two hour training session. Take at least 2 litres!
  • Begin taking fluids on board in the changing rooms, during warm-up and in the early stages of exercise, again not waiting until you are thirsty.

Remember, even small losses of body fluid will cause substantial detriments to physical performance and negatively affect mental skills such as reaction times and quick decision making.

To find out more about our high performance custom netball team clothing, contact our team of custom netball team sportswear specialist today.


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