Skip to Main Content

Chapter 8. Exercise, Thermoregulation, and Fluid Balance

How can you most accurately assess if a client is euhydrated prior to an exercise session?

A. Measure urine specific gravity and body weight.

B. Ask the client if he or she feels thirsty.

C. Compare body weight to body weight 1 week prior.

D. Assess the color of the client’s urine.

What is the main cause of hyponatremia during prolonged exercise?

A. Insufficient glucose replenishment

B. Excessive fluid intake

C. Dehydration

D. Muscle cramping

Which of the following exercisers is more likely to suffer from hyponatremia?

A. A competitive marathon runner competing on a hot and humid day

B. A moderately fit woman running a 5K who drinks 3 cups of fluid at the water stop

C. A thin male on a 6-hour hike drinking as much as possible to prevent dehydration

D. An overweight man on a 2-hour bike ride

Which of the following exercisers is most likely to suffer from dehydration?

A. A competitive marathon runner competing on a hot and humid day

B. A moderately fit woman running a 5K who drinks 3 cups of fluid at the water stop

C. A thin male on a 6-hour hike drinking as much as possible to prevent dehydration

D. An overweight man on a 2-hour bike ride

Which of the following is an up-to-date and sound hydration recommendation?

A. Drink as much as possible during prolonged exercise to prevent dehydration.

B. Do not drink fluids during exercise.

C. Stay ahead of thirst; drink even when you’re not thirsty to prevent heat stroke.

D. Determine your approximate fluid needs based on the amount of sweat you lose during exercise. Aim for a 1:1 ratio.

Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

A. Following exercise, an athlete should aim ...

Pop-up div Successfully Displayed

This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Otherwise it is hidden from view.