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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?

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  • 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!
  • I typically drink about 150 oz of water a day. I do not remember the formula, but I read someplace you needed X number of ounces per pound of your weight. That is when I started drinking so much. When I cut the water out or switched to anything else, I would retain fluids.
  • I have started to drink more water and found that on the days that I slip back to my old habits I am very lathargic. I am not sure if this all in my head but it works to keep me on track with my water intake.
  • I usually drop a bag of fennel/anise tea in my cup and leave it all day. It gives it a light taste and I am getting the benefits of the tea as well. It doesn't need any sweetener as it is naturally good.
  • I had a hard time drinking water until I found a fun water bottle. Now is it easier to keep it filled and drink as I go through the day and especially at the gym! I find a keyring cord that goes around the top that holds my locker key, so it's always with me. It's the little things that make it all come together :)
  • I had a hard time drinking water until I found a fun water bottle. Now is it easier to keep it filled and drink as I go through the day and especially at the gym! I find a keyring cord that goes around the top that holds my locker key, so it's always with me. It's the little things that make it all come together :)
  • I routinely drink 8 to 12 cups of water a day and rehydrate before and after a workout very well. But I absolutely can not drink while I am working out because I always get nauseated for some reason.
    Ruth
  • SAMANTHAPAYNTR
    when i go swimming i'm SO surprised about the number of people who don't have a water bottle with them. Hello! Just because your submerged in water doesn't mean you're not sweating!!! It can be hard to realize that you're dehydrated when there's water all around you, but still use a little common sense. Why do you think the pool is so damn salty???

    I can always tell when i need water while working out when my mouth starts getting dry.
  • There is such a thing as overhydration - and people have died from it. Don't push yourself - listen to your body, and don't drink when it's saying "no more!"
    The deaths have been from runners who have been told "drink! drink! drink!" and so they forced themselves to drink, drink, drink.
    16 glasses a day doesn't sound safe to me, when the recommendation is 8, unless you're a REALLY heavy sweater, AND you're doing REALLY heavy work-outs!
  • Hmm, Sasandra - definitely something to think about. I will have to try drinking even more water.
  • ..ummm... how am i supposed to drink that much water 2 hours before working out if i start my workouts at 7am??!?!? I usually have about 12 oz 15 mins before my workout as soon as I wake, drink another 12oz during workout, then 12 oz while i'm getting ready for work, but, i can't imagine waking up at 5am to drink water, then go back to sleep. Hmmm.
  • MEOWSER2

    vmomma, I don't sweat that much either. I was shocked at the quart answer because it is rare that my whole body is wet. I drink at least 8 cups a day. I will try more.
  • I use to drink just 8 cups of water and hardly sweat when working out. My trainer advised me to drink 16 cups of water and I started losing weight. Now I notice when I drink less water (less than 16cups) I will retain water and notice the increase on my scale.
  • I use to drink just 8 cups of water and hardly seat when working out. My trainer advised me to drink 16 cups of water and I started losing weight. Now I notice when I drink less water (less than 16cups) I will retain water and notice the increase on my scale.
  • DAVIDHOMERE
    Thank you Mr Zack. This is a very great article.

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