Water is essential:
1. Regulates body temperature
2. Carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
3. Moistens oxygen for breathing
4. Removes waste
5. Cushions joints
When we exercise outside in the enviroment our hydration can be the difference in a good workout and GREAT workout. When you sweat we lose water from the blood which makes the blood thicker and harder for the heart to pump. ?As the blood thickens body temp goes up and increases risk of stroke or heat exhaustion. To protect yourself you need to replenish lost water.
-Have 12-16 oz up to 30 minutes pre-workout (remember that most bottles are 20-oz.)
-Keep sipping during workout or as needed
-Start rehydrating within 20 minutes after workout
Research shows that the first 20 minutes are the most efficient time to re-hydrate after a training session.
Try to take in 20 oz.
- Hyponatremia: The Other Sport Hydration Concern for Runners (walking-running-training.suite101.com)
- Account for sweat when hydrating during exercise (charlotte.news14.com)
- When training, make sure you drink enough water (seattletimes.nwsource.com)