Fitness Friday Video: Am I Drinking Enough Water?

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What do all of these symptoms below have in common?

  • Memory issues
  • Bad breath
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Low back pain
  • Headache

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.)

 

3 Responses (Add Yours)

  • Great advice about Valentine chocolate candy. I try to tell my clients if they must have a piece of chocolate, have it! Just try to buy a piece of good quality dark chocolate and be aware of portion control.

  • Esty says:

    Thanks…water water water water. I think water has been a great help to me in my weight loss. Yes, dark chocolate is a nice treat

  • Marielle says:

    thank you for sharing this helpful video.It really help..

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