With it being so hot out, and you killing your workouts you have to diligent about getting your water in!
Our bodies are over 70% water, and without it you may suffer physically and mentally. Needless to say, without the proper amount of water your performance, mood, and overall body will suffer.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends the following guidelines for keeping the body hydrated:
- BEFORE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Drink at least 16 ounces of fluid about two hours beforehand.
- DURING ACTIVITY: Drink 5 to 10 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes.
- AFTER ACTIVITY: Drink 16 ounces for each pound of body weight lost during activity.