National Athletic
Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Fluid Replacement for the Physically
McDermott BP, Anderson SA,
Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, Cheuvront SN, Cooper L, Kenney WL, O’Connor FG, Roberts
WO. J Athl Train. 2017 Sep;52(9):877-895. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.9.02.
The National Athletic Trainers’
Association has released a new position statement to provide “evidence-based
recommendations that promote optimized fluid-maintenance practices for
physically active individuals”. The authors offer 31 recommendations and a comprehensive
literature review. The recommendations cover the importance of maintaining fluid
balance and regulation; importance of maintaining euhydration; fluid replacement;
beverage additives; hydration assessment, and unique situations.