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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?

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  • I feel a lot better when I drink my 8 cups of water and not pop--I don't get as thirstyu
  • It's amazing how much better I feel when I do drink the eight glasses of water everyday! I don't feel blooted, or hungry!
  • Oops, I realized the atrocious math error I made. LOL. I was counting 20 minutes as if the hour were 100 minutes. It's relief to know I wouldn't have to drink 6 cups of water for an hour of exercise. 3 cups is MUCH better. Even so, our Zumba instructor kept us so busy that I barely had time to drink half of a 16 oz bottle. For me, it's much easier to fill up with water after a workout (when I'm home and also near a bathroom.) LOL
  • Am I the only one here with a tiny bladder? If I were to drink a cup of water every 20 minutes of exercizing (and I was attending that one hour long Zumba Class I liked going to) that means that I'd be drinking two and a half of the 16 oz water bottles that I use. Our Zumba instructor kept us so busy that I barely had time to take a few swigs from my water bottle, let alone run to the bathroom....as I'm certain that I would most certainly need to do a few times if I drank the recommended 6 cups of water just from that hour long exercise session. 'Xcuse me for sounding synical:( On the other hand, it's fascinating to know how much water my body is actually losing during exercise! I know that when I'm sweating buckets after streneous activity that it takes drinking one of my 16 ouncers to cool down. This explains it!
  • take water bottle with me and eat a fiber one bar after getting into the car
  • I never take water with me when I run. I only run about a half hour anyway, but I can't be bothered carrying it. I get thirsty sometimes but always make it through just fine. Of course when I get through the door I immediately pound a glass of water :) During long bike rides and workout dvds, I'll take water breaks.
  • OZARKMEL
    This was a HUGE eye opener! I had no idea we lost that much during an hours exercise routine. I always knew my waistband on my sweat pants and my socks were wet but not to this extent! Thank you for the great article and tips, I'll be putting this knowledge to use immediatly!
  • Wow, I knew a lot of water is lost during a work out just not that much. I drink water fine, but I act too butch during my cardio routines and I won't stop to drink from the water staring at me until at least 30 min have passed, so stupid, hopefully this article's advice will help me change that habit!
  • I've found that getting my water has been the easiest part of my journey. Apparently I was thirsty for a long time and just didn't know. LOL.
  • Wow, I was surprised with the 1 quart loss every time I do a major workout. I usually drink water before working out and most definitely after, especially during the hot & humid months here. For those of you struggling to drink your water as a break from the monotony of plain cold water taste try adding one of those single flavor packs of Crystal light to a 1 pt. bottle of cold water. It perks up your taste buds and is very low in calories. My 9 yr. old son prefers doing that to sodas and high sugar juices.
  • That's pretty crazy, I was thinking definitely nor more than a cup.
  • WoW,a whole quart!I usually drink one glass, two if I'm really thirsty, during a workout. Now I know why I feel so sluggish, it's not enough! I'm going to try that penny trick and make sure I get more water!
  • WOW. Great article. Very informative. Thanks.
  • I remember reading somewhere that if you take your weight and divide it by 2 you should drink that number of oz. So, I for example weight 300ish pounds so I need to drink 150 oz a day or a little over 4 and a half of my 32 oz/1000 ml Nalgene bottles a day. I have been doing that regularly and it has really helped. It also helps to only drink water or tea, as I am sure that if I were drinking sodas it would be harder to add to what soda or tea or whatever I was drinking another 8 glasses. Honestly Drinking 8 glasses a day is pretty easy to me, but I know that is not so for everyone.
  • I struggle to drink all 8 cups each day. I'm usually downing my last cup or two right before bed. I think it is getting easier for me now that I've been doing it for over a month. I did happen to notice this week that I am sweating more during my workouts, which is a relief to me because my body used to overheat, but now I'm glistening pink after a workout!

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