Whether you are exercising outdoors in the middle of a summer day or doing a moderate swim in a cool pool, there are some things about hydration that you should be aware of. Director of Education Bob Wright, and Fitness instructor, David Chesworth have put together some tips for staying hydrated while exercising.
“When you are dehydrated your body cannot perform optimally,” said Chesworth.
Did you know?
You may maintain your level of dehydration by drinking water during a workout if you are dehydrated going in.
Director of Education Bob Wright, directed us to an article in Mayo Clinic, in which it is recommended that men drink 3 liters of water a day while women drink 2.2 liters of water a day.
According to the article: To ward off dehydration and make sure your body has the fluids it needs, you should make water your beverage of choice.
“It is important to be in the habit of being hydrated on a regular basis,” said Chesworth. “It takes time to hydrate if you’re feeling thirsty. If you are thirsty at the beginning of a workout, then it takes even longer to hydrate.”
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