Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

Whether you walk a little or run a lot, hydration is an important piece to your overall nutrition and wellness. A general rule of thumb is to divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water or a low-calorie beverage over the course of the day, then add 5-10 ounces for every 15-20 minutes of exercise. Here are some tips on how to get enough water each day:

re-usable bottleKeep a refillable water bottle with you all day, on-the-go, or at the office.

flavored waterAim to add nutrients and flavor to your beverages. If water isn’t your favorite flavor, try adding fresh fruit to add a fresh kick. Or, add low-fat milk to your smoothie, hot cocoa, or morning coffee to add flavor, protein and calcium.

sport drinkSip an electrolyte-rich sports drink if you are exercising more than 60 minutes or if you are training in extremely hot and humid conditions. Other than that, stick with water to hydrate your workout.

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