The Importance of Hydration


When you’re exercising, you sweat and lose water, so staying hydrated is important all year long! Here are some ways you can stay healthy, get more out of your fitness routine, and prevent dehydration:

Drink Water Before, During, and After Workouts
When you’re playing sports, practicing Martial Arts, working out at home, or any time you’re active, it’s important to drink liquids every 15 minutes to avoid dehydration! Sports drinks are good, although most of the time, water will do the trick just fine!

Replace Electrolytes During Long Workouts
If you’re active for an hour or more, drinking Gatorade, Coconut Water, or Sports Drinks can help to replace electrolytes lost during exercise!

Eat Fruits and Drink Fruit Juices
Many fruits help to replace electrolytes in different ways, especially bananas and dates, which have high levels of potassium. They’re great for refueling after a long workout!

Drink When You Feel Thirsty or Your Mouth is Dry
Feeling even a little thirsty means you’re starting to get dehydrated, so drink some water as soon as you feel thirst coming on or you feel “dry mouth.”

For more great tips on getting hydrated for your workouts, read the full article HERE.