How to stay hydrated when exercising

By Ryan Schuster

Whether you are exercising at the gym or preparing to run a marathon, there one thing that many people often overlook — proper hydration.

In order to perform at your best and avoid becoming dehydrated while exercising or afterward, don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids, especially on warm days when exercising or running outside.

But how much water should you drink and is it better to use water or a sports drink? Find out how to stay hydrated in this wellness tips video from a Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota registered dietician.

Do you prefer water or sports drinks? What do you do to make sure you drink enough fluids when exercising?

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.

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