What do all of these symptoms below have in common?
- Memory issues
- Bad breath
- Muscle weakness
- Low back pain
The answer is they can all be caused by not drinking enough water. Proper hydration, especially if you’re starting a new exercise program, cannot be emphasized enough. Drinking fluids helps optimize your workouts, which can contribute to the overall enjoyment of exercise. You need adequate fluids before, during and after exercise to help prevent dehydration.
At Green Mountain at Fox Run, we take the advice of The American College of Sports Medicine, which recommends that people drink about 17 ounces of fluid about two hours before exercise, to promote adequate hydration and allow time for the body to excrete any excess water. During exercise, they recommend that athletes start drinking early and at regular intervals in order to take in fluids at the rate they’re losing them through sweating.
Take a peek at LynnAnn’s video to find out more about the ABCs of hydration. (Email viewers, head to the blog to watch.)