Importance of Hydration in Performance

Getting enough fluid is good for your body. The American Council on Exercise recommends that athletes hydrate while exercising, as well as both pre- and post-workout to replace fluids lost through sweat. The human body is made up of approximately 60% water; it’s no surprise that proper hydration is crucial to a variety of essential functions that can impact athletic performance.

Exactly how does hydration affect your performance?

  • Fluid helps to regulate body temperature.
  • Fluid helps to regulate blood pressure.
  • Fluid helps in the movement and transport of essential energy nutrients.

Get adequate amounts of water to prevent dehydration

  • Pre-workout
    Drink 17 to 20 fl oz of water two to three hours before exercise
    Drink 8 fl oz of fluid 20 to 30 minutes before exercise
  • During workout
    Drink 7 to 10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise
  • Post-workout
    Drink an additional 8 ounces of fluid 30 minutes after exercise
    Drink 16 to 24 ounces of fluid for every pound of body weight lost during exercise

For more information, go to ACEfitness.org

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