Keeping your body properly hydrated is a key part of your athletic performance and health. To help ensure full workout performance, you should ensure you hydrate properly before, during, and after your workouts.
- Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water two hours before the start of exercise.
- Drink 7 to 10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise.
- Drink 16 to 24 ounces of fluid for every pound of body weight lost after exercise.
During exercise, water consumption is the best way to replace lost fluids for most individuals. Some sports drinks may help replace lost electrolytes during high-intensity exercise exceeding 45 to 60 minutes.
If you sweat profusely during exercise, or your sweat contains a high amount of sodium (salt), sports drinks can help replenish sodium levels and prevent hyponatremia (water intoxication).
– Train Hard!