[tps_header]It’s warm outside, which means it’s time to get active! Whether you’re cycling, running, Crossfitting, boot camping, or taking a yoga class, it’s important to stay hydrated to get the most out of your workout (and stay safe)!.
In addition to drinking about eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, you’ll also want to take in 4-8 ounces of water for every 15 minutes of intense exercise you do. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to start drinking! On days when you’re doing a morning workout, start hydrating as soon as you wake up. If you wait to drink until you’re actually exercising, there won’t be time to fully hydrate yourself.
If you’re exercising for more than an hour, grab an electrolyte-enhanced sports drink. Otherwise, your body will be able to replace any lost sodium and potassium through the food in your next meal.[/tps_header]
[tps_title]Eat Your Water[/tps_title]
Water isn’t the only way to hydrate! Fruits and vegetables with a high water content also help contribute to our water intake. Focusing on getting more of these during the summer is a smart move. Most fruits and veggies have a high percentage of water. Even bananas, which don’t seem watery at all, are, in fact, 74% water.