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Health Tip: Drink Enough Water

Before, during and after exercise

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(HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water is important, particularly among people who exercise vigorously.

The American Council on Fitness offers these recommendations for how much to drink:

  • Two or three hours before you start to exercise, drink 17-to-20 ounces of water.
  • Twenty to 30 minutes prior to exercise, or while you're warming up, drink another eight ounces.
  • While you're exercising, drink seven-to-10 ounces every 10 minutes to 20 minutes.
  • Within 30 minutes of completing your workout, make sure you drink another eight ounces.


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