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How much water should I drink to avoid when working out?

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A good general rule is to then drink this amount of water:

  • 8 ounces about 20 to 30 minutes before working out
  • 8 ounces every 10 to 20 minutes during your workout
  • 8 ounces within a half hour of when your workout is done

SOURCES:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "Prevention of Exercise and Sports-Related Injury."

American College of Sports Medicine: "Basic Injury Prevention Concepts."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Safe Exercise."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "Prevention of Exercise and Sports-Related Injury."

American College of Sports Medicine: "Basic Injury Prevention Concepts."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Safe Exercise."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 30, 2018

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