Hydration strategy

Hydration strategy and management during a workout is difficult for athletes, who don’t have a way of monitoring their hydration status. Sweat rates can vary significantly from individual to individual, making it difficult to gauge how much fluid needs to be replaced. Sweating is a natural response to the body’s need for water. Sweating rates…

Is there a watch that monitors hydration?

Is there a watch that monitors hydration? Currently, smartwatches can only estimate hydration status by either user input or through bioimpedance analysis. In order to accurately measure body water through bioimpedance, the user is required to stay still for a minute. If the user does not stay still, the user’s movement will generate noise to…

hDrop Technologies Launches Partnership With USA Cycling

USA Cycling members can receive 20% off on an hDrop device. hDrop Technologies has launched a Member Benefit with USA Cycling, the national governing body for cycling in the United States. As a result of the partnership, all USA Cycling members can get the hDrop device at a 20% discount. While the USA Cycling High…

Dehydration and respiratory rate

Dehydration and respiratory rate are related. Dehydration has been shown to increase the rate of respiratory rate in several species. This is due to the role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in controlling the rate of breathing in response to various physiological conditions. In general, the ANS is responsible for regulating the rate and…

What is hyponatremia?

Hyponatremia is a condition in which the blood has lower sodium in it. A substantial portion of runners have abnormally low serum sodium concentrations after completing a marathon. Excessive consumption of fluids, as evidenced by substantial weight gain while running, is the single most important factor associated with hyponatremia. Hyponatremia is a condition in which…