In the summer it is easy to head out the door for an everyday task only to find we it is a little harder than normal. That is because our bodies require more hydration when temperatures are high then other times of the year. It is also important to understand the difference between sport drinks and water, so you can choose the product best for you.
Be careful to take precautions BEFORE you start your outdoor tasks this summer. Keep in mind, for most of us outdoor sports or gardening would count as exercise!
For optimal water hydration follow these simple guidelines provided by the American Council on Exercise:
- Begin consuming water 2-3 hours before work-out.
- During your warm-up routine, drink an 8 ounce glass of water
- For every 10-20 minutes you exercise, drink another 10 ounce glass of water
- While cooling down, consume another 8 ounce glass of water
With these tips, you will remain hydrated and healthy by drinking water first for thirst!
Here is a link to the full article – https://livesmartohio.osu.edu/food/hite-143osu-edu/sports-drinks-vs-water-how-to-stay-hydrated-in-the-summer-months/