Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise


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Which of the following is a condition in which the body has lost an excessive amount of water?

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1. You have been playing tennis in the hot sun and notice that you are sweating excessively and that your pulse is rapid. Which of the following should you NOT do?

2. You have been exercising for two hours and you notice that you have stopped sweating and your skin is hot and dry. You may be suffering from the life-threatening condition known as:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand what hydration does for a body. The quiz questions assess your knowledge of dehydration and heat stroke.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Condition that occurs when the body has lost an excessive amount of water
  • Recommendations for what to do when exercising outside in the hot sun
  • Condition where the body has stopped sweating and the skin is hot and dry
  • Condition where the blood sodium levels drop to abnormally low levels
  • Advice on staying well hydrated

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hydration lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the negative effects of not staying hydrated such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the recommendations for how to stay well hydrated when exercising such as frequent water breaks

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to hydration, read through the brief lesson called, Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what water does in the body
  • Learn about dehydration and what happens to the body during this condition
  • Recall heat related illnesses and their consequences such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and hyponatremia
  • Review the recommended advice on how to stay properly hydrated