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Proper hydration is extremely important during exercise. Adequate fluid intake for athletes, even recreational kind, is essential to comfort, performance and safety. The longer and more intensely you exercise, more important it is to drink plenty of fluids. Inadequate water consumption can be physically harmful.
Consider that a loss of as little as 2% of one's body weight due to sweating, can lead to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs, heart works harder in order to move blood through bloodstream. Prehydration and rehydration are vital to maintaining cardiovascular health, proper body temperature and muscle function.
While some people prefer taste of water over other drinks, most people find it relatively bland and will stop drinking water before becoming fully hydrated. Water is best, but it only helps you if you drink it. One of reasons that sports drinks are so popular is fact that they taste good. Many manufacturers only add sugar, flavor and color to attract consumer, even though drink contains no electrolytes and is simply flavored water.
The natural choice for hydration is water. It hydrates better than any other liquid, both before and during exercise. Water tends to be less expensive and more available than any other drink. You need to drink 4-6 ounces of water for every 15-20 minutes of exercise. That can add up to a lot of water!
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