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Do you have to lug gallon jugs of water around the gym to stay properly hydrated?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn, R.D.N.,

The best time to hydrate is before your workout. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t be drinking during the workout; rather, you should be heading into your workout fully hydrated on a cellular level. Drinking during the workout should be for the purpose of keeping yourself hydrated, not to actually hydrate. If you’re following this rule, then you won’t need a gallon jug of water; a regular 24- to 32-ounce bottle should be fine.

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April 2019