Working out in the summer requires persistence
and plenty of fluids.
Physical activity at any time of the year
increases fluid needs, and with the heat of summer the need is even higher.
Normal fluid need is a minimum of 64 ounces each day. When you're physically
active perspiration evaporates from your skin increasing needs.
To keep hydrated, drink:
at least two cups of water, 2 to 2 1/2
hours before your activity
two cups fifteen minutes before your activity
every fifteen minutes during the activity
After the activity, drink two cups of water or a
high carbohydrate drink like fruit juice or a sports drink, for each pound lost
during the activity.