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Urine Color Chart for Young Athletes


Urine Color Chart for Young Athletes
Urine Color Chart for Young Athletes
Urine color chart
for young athletes
Be aware!
If you are taking vitamin supplements, some of the vitamins
can change the color of your urine for a few hours, making it
bright yellow or discolored.
If you are taking a vitamin supplement, you may need to check
your hydration status using another tool.
This urine color chart is a simple tool you can use to assess if you are drinking enough fluids
throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Are you drinking enough
fluids to stay hydrated
Adapted from LE Armstrong Int J Sports Nutrition 1998
©2012 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. All rights reserved. SPM 949437.mw.7/12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
HydratedDehydrated
If your urine matches the
colors numbered 1 through
3, you are hydrated.
If your urine matches
the colors numbered
4 through 8, you are
dehydrated and need
to drink more fluid.
Seek medical help. May indicate
blood in urine or kidney disease.
Urine Color Chart for Young Athletes