How to stay hydrated during a workout

If you don’t drink enough water during your workout, you are just setting yourself up for disaster. As you exercise, you sweat out fluids and electrolytes and not replacing these can cause you to feel tired. Your workout also won’t be as effective if you are not hydrated.

Follow those five steps to avoid the dehydration slump:

Drink plenty of H2O
It’s that simple. Take a sip every 15 minutes to stay properly hydrated.

Stock up on sports drinks
If you are participating in a particularly enduring workout, you will need to sip on a sports drink, or coconut water if you’re really healthy. Sweating causes you to lose certain minerals in your body called electrolytes and these drinks will replace them for you.

Drink BEFORE you feel thirsty
Feeling thirsty is an indication that your body is already starting to become dehydrated, so sip on fluids throughout the day.

Have a banana
Fruit is a great source of electrolytes and fluid,s which make them great for refuelling during a workout. However, the amount of water a fruit contains is not enough, so keep drinking from your water bottle.