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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?


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Wow!! I had no idea you could lose that much water! Sometimes I carry my water bottle with me to the gym, but it's annoying to keep up with it, so I'll leave it in my locker until I'm done and then chug on the way home. I will definitely start hauling it around with me at the gym! Report
I also get nauseated if I drink a lot of water while exercising. However, if I take a few sips (like one or two swallows) at intervals it seems okay. I drink a glass a few minutes before but if I drink more than that my bladder gets so uncomfortable and I have to keep stopping to run to the bathroom...I do drink a lot when I'm done though (at least 3-4 cups) but I space them about 5 min. apart and this seems to avoid getting a stomache ache :-) Report
I Jazzercise for an hour three times a week and always carry a water bottle that holds 32 oz. (4 cups) of water with me. I sip on it before, during and after class and always finish the whole bottle before I go home. Ever since I joined Sparkpeople, I've religiously drunk my 8 glasses of water every day and can honestly say it has changed my life. I even keep a little chart on my refrigerator and make a check mark each time I drink a glass to make sure I get my 8 cups. Not only does it keep me hydrated, but it keeps my stomach from feeling empty. I've reached my goal and have maintained my desired weight for a year now and it's all due to Sparkpeople. Keep drinking that water! Report
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. Report
Same here. I start getting stomach cramps and stop my excersizing 15 minutes early. Report
When I drink water during exercise I get full and then I can't workout. It makes my sick to myy stomaach. Report
Great article.
Great article. Report
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. Report
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! Report
How sweat it is!! Report
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. Report
Wow, I definitely need to drink more, I hardly drink any water during exercise. Report
This was a good article. I was always wondering should you drink water before, after or during workouts. Thanks! Report
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! Report

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