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Beverage Acceptability on Fluid Intake
Pages 8 (2008 words)
The following paper discusses the article "Impact of beverage acceptability on fluid intake during exercise" by D.H. Passe et al. (2000) and critically appraises it. The paper is divided into five main sections viz. introduction, methodology, results, discussion (including strengths and weaknesses) and conclusion.
They have initially discussed the need to maintain the body fluid balance at all times as one of the principal homeostatic mechanisms of the human body and that this maintenance is of vital importance during exercise via fluid replenishment, in order to overcome inadvertent fluid losses and to restore the normal body fluid balance (ACSM, 1995; Gisolfi & Dutchman, 1992; Murray, 1987 cited in Passe et al, 2000:219). They further discuss that the phenomenon of voluntary dehydration was first observed and elucidated in adults several decades ago and has more recently been discerned in children too. However, they did not define the term voluntary dehydration adequately. Greenleaf and Sargent (1965:719) defined the term voluntary dehydration as 'the delay in complete rehydration following water loss' (Greenleaf & Sargent, 1965) and this phenomenon is of prime concern in individuals involved in vigorous physical activity including athletes, military personnel, etc . Hypohydration, on the other hand, has been defined as 'the state of decreased water content while the osmotic concentration of the body is maintained (Greenleaf & Sargent, 1965:719). ...
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