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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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Week 3: The importance of hydration

Introduction

Welcome to Week 3 of the course.

In this week, you will find out why it is important to keep your body well hydrated.

By the end of this week’s study, you should be able to understand:

  • what hydration is required physiologically, including what hydration is and how much you need
  • how much and what you drink and whether it is enough
  • dehydration and its consequences
  • exercise and hydration
  • whether alcohol is part of your fluid intake.