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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?


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  • That sounds like an awful lot of water. I am also reading running articles and they are saying you could drink too much water during a run and if drank too much could end up in the hospital at least, possibly die.

    I definitely don't think I could drink this much water before, during or after exercise!
  • I believe you have to get used to drinking water. When I first started drinking water first thing in the morning I would feel sick to my stomach. Now my body requires it. I now wake up and drink 2 cups very first thing, before I do anything else. I also take a quart of water with me when I work out and it is gone when I am finished 45-60 minutes later. The more I drink the more my body wants. And I do sweat A LOT during my workouts. A quart of water seems right.
  • I too am a non-sweater. I don't sweat under any circumstance. I barely even get a damp feeling during anything intensely physical. 9 years ago we moved and I spent my summer in our attic (where the temps were over 100 degrees F) packing our belongings and I never broke into a sweat there. I do drink a lot of water though while I am exercising because I feel as though it helps to keep my body somewhat regulated since it doesn't sweat. I often wonder how other people don't drink water as I feel as though I would keel over if I didn't drink all the water I drink.
  • I'll be honest my body didn't get water unless a bathe, but once I turned into my 30's my body craved it ,I've been drinking water ever since, but there's no way I drink every 15 mins. I tried I felt bloated it just didn't work for me. You have to find what works for you.
    16 ounces right before another 16 ounces 30-40 and again another 16 when I'm done!
  • I'm not real sure this articles applies to me so much. I'm not much of a sweater. Even in my most vigourous workouts sweat really runs down my face. I bead up real lightly on my forehead and arms and sweat mostly on my back and of course my chest. I do drink plenty before, during, and after workouts, but not as much as this article suggests. I've always wondered if there are more people out there like me that sweat very little.
  • wow ! I learn something new every day on this site! Just the water you need to exercise and make it count, is the daily recommended amount awesome!
  • There is no way I could drink that much I would feel too full and be sick to my stomach as well as in the bathroom more than on my treadmill!
  • It really floors me the people who go out in the hot Arizona sun WITHOUT any water. I have carried my liter bottle with me EVERYWHERE for YEARS. I cannot stand to be without my water. When I go on my hikes, I take a 2 liter water bladder in my backpack. I go through all of it!, =to 8 glasses. When I go to the gym, I ALWAYS have my water with me. Now with Water Aerobics classes, have it there too. The instructor really encourages this. You would think you wouldn't need it in the pool, but you do!

    GREAT article!
  • I start my workout at 7 am. There is not enough time for me to drink that much water unless I would get up really early:( Plus, if I drank that much water before, I wouldn't have time to workout...I'd be in the bathroom!!
  • I learned along time ago that I can't drink 8 8oz glasses of water in a day. I can however drink 4. Quarts that is. I got a 32oz cup and drink from that. I have one on my table. I even have one to take in my car. I've been told that I drink more water than most people. When it's hot (above 75degrees) I drink 5 quarts of water a day. The best thing I ever did was start drinking water.
  • i drink a 8oz this morning before i started on my lap i had to run to the bath room every 10 lap no more .
  • I work out in an indoor, heated pool for 1 hour a day. I sweat a lot, but no drinks are allowed in the pool area. I can't break my momentum to get out every 15 minutes, dry off and go out to the cooler in the hallway.
  • My habit is to drink 2 glasses before, at least 4 during my 45 min work out and then another 2-4 following. I need the water to cool me down after a work out as well as to replenish my body. I also usually drink room temperature water during and cool water after.
  • I always drink a few cups of water before I exercise and then a cup or 2 while exercising. I don't feel full or sick. All that moving makes me thirsty.
    When I drink anything while I am working out I feel full & sick. I am not as productive as I am when I don't drink. I drink water all day & I be sure to drink before I go in the gym but I just can't drink while excercising. Am I not getting out of the work out as I should?

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