Are you drinking enough BEFORE exercising? The importance of staying hydrated during and after an exercise session is common knowledge, but drinking prior to a workout is just as essential.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, you should consume 17 ounces of fluid about two hours prior to exercising to be adequately hydrated and to allow time for excretion of excess water.
If you are looking for a more palatable solution than plain water but don’t want to reach for an artificially flavored/colored sports drink, consider this refreshing alternative—Create your own tea spritzer! It’s delicious, portable, and it will get you ready and hydrated for your workout.
- Fill a tall glass (or thermos) with unflavored seltzer water.
- Squeeze ⅛ or ¼ of a lime into the water.
- Steep 1 tea bag for 5 minutes. Fruit-flavored teas work really well, and they are caffeine free!
- Drink up, and enjoy your workout.