Thomas Thekkekandam, MD, a.k.a. Dr. T. , a sports medicine and primary care physician with Cone Health Primary Care at MedCenter Kernersville, provides these guidelines for fluid intake around your workout.
- 500mL of fluid should be consumed 1-2 hours before you begin to exercise.
- 400mL of fluid should be consumed 15 minutes pre-exercise.
- 150mL of fluid should be consumed every 10-15 minutes during exercise.
If you are taking part in any physical activity that is expected to last more than an hour, you should drink fluids that contain 6 to 8% glucose. Any drinks with more or less glucose can be detrimental to performance.