Health Tip: Drink Enough Water
Before, during and after exercise
Drinking plenty of water is important, particularly among people who exercise vigorously.
The American Council on Fitness offers these recommendations for how much to drink:
- Two or three hours before you start to exercise, drink 17-to-20 ounces of water.
- Twenty to 30 minutes prior to exercise, or while you’re warming up, drink another eight ounces.
- While you’re exercising, drink seven-to-10 ounces every 10 minutes to 20 minutes.
- Within 30 minutes of completing your workout, make sure you drink another eight ounces.