FLUID LOSS CALCULATOR
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Based on the information you have provided, the sweat loss calculator gives you an indication of your sweat losses under similar exercising conditions, and provides you with an estimate of how much fluid you should consume to rehydrate post exercise. It is not intended to give exact volumes. As with all rehydration strategies, you should consume fluids slowly and sensibly.
N.B. The calculator assumes that you have not passed any urine during the exercise period.
LUCOZADE SPORT FLUID LOSS CALCULATOR.
The Lucozade Sport Fluid Loss Calculator is designed to help you become more familiar with how much sweat you lose during exercise. It also provides a guide to how much fluid you should consume to sufficiently rehydrate, after a session.
By becoming more familiar with how much fluid you lose under different exercising conditions, you can learn how to better manage your fluid needs during exercise, helping to maintain hydration and ultimately your performance.
UNDERSTANDING SWEAT LOSSES AND FLUID REPLACEMENT VOLUMES
During more intense or longer periods of exercise you may need to replace more fluid than what you have lost (i.e up to 1.5 times what you have lost). This is to account for continued sweat and urinary losses during the recovery period.
Therefore it is advised to slowly rehydrate, by replacing the recommended volume of fluid over a 2-6 hour period post exercise, this is particularly important if you plan to undertake another exercise session within 12 hours. Furthermore, fluids should contain some sodium to help aid fluid uptake such as a hypotonic or isotonic sports drink (for example Lucozade Sport Lite or Lucozade Sport).