Staying Hydrated While Exercising

Below are some tips to help you keep hydrated while exercising:

  • Drink fluids the hour before the exercise session.
  • Be sure to drink while exercising.
  • Rehydrate after exercise to replace fluids lost during exercise.

Here are some recommendations for fluid intake:

  • For short duration (<60 minutes), low to moderate intensity activity, water is a good choice to drink before, during and after exercise.
  • For longer duration (>60 minutes), moderate to high intensity activity, sport drinks (6 – 8 % carbohydrate) are good options.
  • Other good sources of fluids include juices, soups, smoothies, fruit and vegetables.

For more information regarding hydration, check out SCAN at www.scandpg.org