Water Therapy 101: How Much To Drink During Exercise?

No one wants to get dehydrated during exercise session. Of course, this is the most important thing to note  is to  replenish the water loss in your body. You may even intake special fluids with electrolytes to maintain the fluid balance, aren't you? But have you ever thought about how much water to drink? If you don't know yet, the following suggestions could help you to learn how much water to consume before and during workout.

  • A couple of hours before the workout proper, drink 16-20 ounces of water or fruit juices to have more reserve fluids. You can also take sports drink with the same amount as it will energize you as you move on.
  • To estimate the amount of water need for your body, notice the how soaked you are with sweat after exercising.
                    - Moist skin with minimal visible sweats: 4 to 6 ounces every 15 minutes.
                    - Skin and clothes are visibly wet: 8 to 12 ounces every 15 minutes.
                    - Skin, clothes and hair are soaking wet: 12 to 16 every 15 minutes.

Now that you know what is the required amount of water to drink in, it will give  a guarantee that you will not be dehydrated after the workout.


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