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Episode 010: Featuring Douglas Casa
Douglas Casa, Ph.D. discusses everything hydration, including under-hydration, over-hydration, and understanding your basic fluid needs and status.
Everyone knows it’s important to drink water; after all, it’s one of TriVita’s Essentials for Health & Wellness. But many people seem to fall short of meeting their hydration goals. On this episode of Healthy You, Douglas Casa, Ph.D. discusses why it’s crucial to properly hydrate, especially during physical activity and during hotter months of the year. He also shares how poor hydration can affect your cognitive function and mood, cardiovascular health, and physical performance.
About Douglas Casa
Douglas Casa, Ph.D. has dedicated his life to the study of hydration, heat-related illness, exertional heat stroke, and the prevention of sudden death in sport. He is the CEO of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, where he and his team work with athletes and athletic staff, military personnel, and laborers of all levels to educate on the importance of hydration as well as promote safety and awareness of heat-related illnesses.
Dr. Casa has authored over 140 peer-reviewed research studies, worked with media outlets such as ESPN, NBC, CNN, PBS, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today. He has also treated over 150 exertional heat stroke victims all without fatalities.
Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity
Sudden death is a growing concern in sports and physical activity, and exertional heat stroke is one of the leading causes. Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity examines prevention, recognition, and treatment protocols, as well as common causes of heat-related illness.