May 11, 2018

Staying hydrated is of utmost importance. Whether you are exercising or just running around town all day, drinking water has a positive impact on all that you do. If you are an athlete, drinking before and after an event is imperative but don't forget to drink while exercising. Carrying a hydration pack can help by having water readily available as you need it. If you don't have one, now is the time to get one.


Hydration for Athletes editorial staff

December 31, 2009

Whether you’re a serious athlete or simply exercise for recreation, it’s important to stay hydrated. Good hydration means getting the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise. Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you’re not hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may feel tired, have muscle (muscle) cramps, dizziness, or other serious symptoms.

Path to improved health

A simple way to make sure you’re staying properly hydrated is to check your urine. If yoururine (urine) is usually colorless or light yellow, you are most likely well hydrated. Dark yellow or amber-colored urine can be a sign of dehydration.

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