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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?


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  • The article points out that we should drink water a couple of hours before exercising, then some right before, then some right after. If I drink *lots* of water right before or in a chug-a-lug during exercise, I do get sick to my stomach. However, if I don't invest in any extra hydration before, during, or after exercise, I get even sicker--headaches, nausea, muscle weakness. As the article suggests, I try to drink extra water a few hours before I exercise, then sip some water whenever I feel the need during exercise, and then chug a lot of water just after exercise (and lie down for 5-10 minutes with my eyes closed). Result: energy, great workout, endorphin rush, fewer cramped muscles. - 3/18/2008 2:34:38 PM
    Same here. I start getting stomach cramps and stop my excersizing 15 minutes early. - 3/5/2008 10:29:38 AM
  • When I drink water during exercise I get full and then I can't workout. It makes my sick to myy stomaach. - 2/25/2008 10:39:55 PM
  • Great article.
    - 2/11/2008 3:39:23 PM
  • Great article. - 2/11/2008 3:33:54 PM
  • I had been wondering about this because I get so thirsty while working out. I still feel kind of awkward hauling a water bottle around a gym tho, but when I work out at home I'm constantly guzzling water. - 2/10/2008 7:12:42 PM
  • I'm probably one of the few that actually gets sick if I drink water during a workout. My stomach tends to cramp. I'm much better drinking before and after! - 2/6/2008 8:50:24 PM
    How sweat it is!! - 2/2/2008 10:14:31 AM
  • This is so true. I find that when I am getting tired during my workout, if I drink a little water, it gives me a boost and motivates me to continue. - 1/26/2008 12:42:23 PM
  • Wow, I definitely need to drink more, I hardly drink any water during exercise. - 1/23/2008 3:33:48 AM
    This was a good article. I was always wondering should you drink water before, after or during workouts. Thanks! - 1/23/2008 12:38:05 AM
  • This was an excellent article for me to read today! Last night after I left the gym I just felt worn down and my body just felt weird. I know it was because I was dehydrated. Before I hit the gym today I will have plenty of water before, during and after.
    Thanks for the article! - 1/19/2008 9:40:43 AM
  • I was just wondering if I should or should not drink water before I exercise at Curves in an hour. I'm off to get my 16 oz glass and drink up! Thanks! - 1/18/2008 1:47:58 PM
    very helpful! i was wondering about this subject this week. thanks!
    --hope - 1/15/2008 10:29:20 AM

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