Monday, April 14, 2008

Proper Hydration Tips

Courtesy our good friends at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute:

Tip #3: Check the Color of Your Urine - An easy way to tell if you're properly hydrated is to check the color of your urine. If your urine is pale like lemonade, that's a sign of good hydration. Crystal-clear urine often indicates over-hydration and the need to cut back. Dark urine (like the color of apple juice) may signal dehydration and the need to drink more.

So okay, when I drop my pants and pee on the ground during the marathon Monday, I won't get in trouble, right?

"Sorry officer, I'm just checking my hydration level. Do you think that looks more like apple juice or lemonade?"