Hydration During Training & Dehydration

Last week we discussed the 6 tips to stay hydrated.

How about hydration during training?  How can I tell if I’m dehydrated?

We’ll tackle both questions below.

Do not show up dehydrated. Drink at least 2 glasses of water 1-3 hours prior to training. Your body will thank you. You’ll thank yourself in how you recover. 2 glasses seem a bit much? Start smaller and increase over time.

It’s a great idea to try to also consume 2-2.5 glasses of water while you train to replenish what you’re sweating out and keep up energy levels. Again. If you can. Again. Start small, and see how our body reacts. You might just be surprised.

Hydration During Training & Dehydration

How Can I Tell If I’m Dehydrated?

The quick tell-tale sign in the color of your urine. Generally, light colored urine is a good sign of adequate hydration. If you rarely urinate and when you do it’s a dark yellow, this is a strong indication you’re likely dehydrated.

Can I Drink Too Much Water?

For sure! While most people realize we need a decent amount of water to flourish, while rare…to much water can also decrease/lower blood sodium levels, a condition known as hyponatremia or “water intoxication.”

While you’re out and about this summer, fill that Yeti or Hydroflask (I think that’s what the cool kids are using these days?) up with ice, water, throw in a few fresh summer berries for flavor and hit the road in good health!

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