In addition to control of sweating through the wearing of proper clothes and running when temperatures are lower, there are several things a person can do to have proper hydration of the body.
- Drink extra water (or other liquids such as Gatorade). However, the drinking of too little water will allow ones body temperature to rise, and the drinking of too much water can lead to death because of the depletion of body salts.
- Use the urine test after your workouts to see if you are drinking enough water. A slight yellow color is OK. Anything very dark means you are dehydrated and need more water during your workouts. The darker the color, the more the dehydration.
- Weigh yourself before and after a workout to see how much body mass you've lost due to sweating. Water weighs about 1/2 pound per cup. Sweat is probably heaver than water, but you can use 1/2 pound per cup of sweat as a ballpark figure.