Your mom, your coach and your trainer were (and still are) right: Staying hydrated is critical when you’re outside in the heat – especially if you’re exercising. Being dehydrated can cause health concerns beyond thirst, from headaches to heat stroke. And it can lead to even more serious concerns for individuals with conditions like diabetes or heart disease.
The amount of water you need depends on many factors – from how hot it is to how hard you’re working and how much you sweat. Here’s how to play it safe: Instead of waiting until you feel thirsty, drink plenty of water before you head out, while you’re outdoors and immediately after. Stick with your workout routine, but don’t forget the H2O!
Here’s to safe and effective workouts all summer,
The Healthy Lifestyles Coaching Team