7. Fluids and Electrolytes

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New1,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear2,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs3 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins1
  1. Dr Susan M Shirreffs

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch7

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Shirreffs, S. M. (2011) Fluids and Electrolytes, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 2

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 3

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. Loughborough University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • fluids and electrolytes;
  • body water and electrolytes;
  • body water, intracellular fluid (ICF) and ECF;
  • sweat loss in exercise;
  • euhydration, state of being in water balance;
  • effects of changes in hydration in exercise;
  • effects of drinking on exercise;
  • beverage palatability and voluntary fluid intake


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Disturbances in body water

  • Effects of changes in hydration on exercise performance

  • Effects of drinking on exercise

  • Further reading