Posted by: Jab | 2009/01/21

Water during workout

Is it important to drink water during workouts and what amount.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageFitnessDoc

Hi Jab

No,it's not essential and if you do a workout lasting anything up to 90 minutes, you can get away with not drinking. You won't die of dehydration, which is what people will falsely try to warn you about!

The key is to have water on hand so that you can drink when you're thirsty. Nothing is quite so bad as becoming thirsty and not having water available to quench it. For that reason, it pays to have access to water, but drink only when you are thirsty and don't try to run your drinking to a formula.

Bottom line - the body is clever enough to tell you that you need to drink, and so if you simply obey your thirst, you'll be 100% safe and perfectly optimal.

Good luck

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.