Your body is 70% water and with almost every chemical reaction that occurs in the body requiring H20 it’s a necessity to make hydration a priority, especially during outdoor activities in the summer heat. From person to person, all things nutrition look very different, even with water. One way to estimate your body’s needs is to weigh yourself before and after a workout and calculate how much weight you lost during that exercise. The weight loss in that period of time is loss of water, and to replenish it, you should drink 20-24 ounces per pound lost. It is also recommended that for every 15 minutes of exercise you should drink 4-6 ounces water during the activity. Staying hydrated prior to your workout will lessen the amount you need to drink during, as well as take strain off of your heart by improving blood circulation.
Stay hydrated this summer while enjoying your favorite outdoor workouts and activities.