Thursday, May 9, 2019
Conditions like dehydration and muscle fatigue can really limit your performance levels and zap the nutrients you need to recover from tough training sessions. But proper hydration pre- and post-workout can help you overcome these challenges. Collegiate sports dietitian Sarah Dobkins, M.S., RD, CSSD, shares tips for staying hydrated:
- Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day
- Carry a water bottle with you
- Add fruit to your water bottle to change up the taste
Especially important is rehydrating after exercise – and picking the right fluids is key for muscle recovery. Refueling with chocolate milk post-workout can help you rehydrate, repair and replenish your body with vital nutrients that other beverages, like sports drinks, don’t have.