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Take a 20 Minute Walk With Me

It can be hard to get motivated to start moving especially if you have been sitting around a lot. If you don't have anyone else to walk with, that's ok, you can walk with me! * This is our first walking video so editing made it a little shy of 20 minutes. In the comments below, let us know if you enjoyed the walk and where you like to walk in your area.

Water is important for your health and also when exercising and it is good to drink water before, during, and after exercise. Your body doesn't store water like it does glycogen (basically a stored form of glucose) so it can't catch up on its own if you become dehydrated. Dehydration makes exercise more difficult and can be dangerous.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

Exercise causes people to sweat so drinking before, during and after exercising helps to cover the loss of fluid. You might have heard the old wives' tale that you should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that's not necessarily true. Research suggests that some people may need more and others may need less.

Water helps flush out toxins from our bodies, cushions our joints, carries nutrients to our cells plus helps us with digestion. Without drinking enough water a person can become dehydrated.

How Do I Know How Much Water to Drink Each Day?

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to how much water a person needs. There are factors like size, how hot the weather is, how much you exercise, have a health condition that restricts water intake and more…

It is best to ask your doctor what is the correct amount of water you should be drinking every day for your individual situation.

How to Tell If You're Dehydrated

During exercise, dehydration can cause fatigue, muscle cramps, headache and dizziness. You might also feel thirsty and your heart rate will be higher than normal. Severe dehydration is a medical emergency.

So, to help avoid dehydration when exercising, drink water before, during, and after exercise.

 

Sources: Mayo Clinic, Web MD

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Take a 20 Minute Walk With Me

It can be hard to get motivated to start moving especially if you have been sitting around a lot. If you don’t have anyone else to walk with, that’s ok, you can walk with me! * This is our first walking video so editing made it a little shy of 20 minutes. In the comments below, let us know if you enjoyed the walk and where you like to walk in your area.

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