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Sun Radiation in Moderate Environmental Conditions Does Not Affect Fluid Balance in Female Collegiate Soccer Players

Abstract Exposure to sun radiation (SUR) with ambient temperature may be an influencer on athletes’ sweat loss in different environments, but the results are not currently known. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of SUR on fluid balance (FB) and hydration status (HS) in athletes exercising indoors and outdoors.

Initial FB and HS were assessed in NCAA-DI female soccer athletes (n=10) of a single team in temperate, dry conditions (55-68°F, 18-48% humidity) who were monitored during 3 practices of equal estimated energy expenditure (EE): two outdoors in direct SUR (cold/moderate temperatures) and one indoors without SUR (moderate temperatures). Humidity, temperature, and wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT – a measurement partly bas... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Olzinski, Stephanie (Author) / Wardenaar, Floris (Advisor) / Johnston, Carol (Committee member) / Yudell, Amber (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / athletes / fluid balance / hydration / sunlight radiation / urine specific gravity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 130 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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