Timing when you eat and drink in relation to your exercise program is important. Whether your exercise routine is light, moderate, or strenuous there are some guidelines to consider when it comes to eating and drinking around workouts. Before exercising, eat a carbohydrate snack such as yogurt or a bagel one to two hours before exercising so you’ll have the right amount of fuel for your workout, and drink at least two cups of water. During the workout drink about 4 ounces of water every 20 minutes. In high heat or humidity, try a sports drink to preserve energy stores. After you workout you’ll need to replenish lost water to prevent dehydration. Weigh yourself before and after exercise to find how much fluid you’ve lost. For every pound lost drink two cups of non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic liquid.
(Source: Arthritis Foundation)
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