Performing your best is hard to do when you’re dehydrated. Whether your exercise is recreational or a little more serious, our bodies can become dehydrated easily, especially during the hot summer months. Our bodies are composed primarily of water, and proper hydration allows our body to function to the highest level.
Learn more on how to choose between sports drinks and water while working out.
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Sports and physical activity bring with them a potential for injury. If you are looking to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate a sports injury – or improve athletic performance – UPMC Sports Medicine and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program can help. We serve athletes and active people of all ages and experience levels. Our experts partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pitt Panthers, and about 100 other high school, college, and regional teams and events throughout Pennsylvania – working daily to build better athletes.