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Hydration guidelines: Institute of Medicine vs. “drink when you're thirsty”?

The Institute of Medicine recommends 3.5L of beverages every day for adult males that are physically active (of course, there are a lot of factors that can change this recommendation somewhat). The ...
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Can drinking too much water lead to looking bloated?

I drink a lot of water. Easily 4 liters pure liquid on normal days, 5+ when exercising (5 days a week). I heard as a child, that salt and water are stored and produce compartments similar to fat. Is ...
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Will drinking room temperature water or drinking ice cold water hydrate you more effectively?

I have heard that drinking room temperature water is easier for you body to absorb but I'm not sure if that is true or not. Also, I am wondering, after a hard workout, will ice water hydrate you more ...
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dried up mouth and nasal

A year ago I was a regular runner for a distance of 5k. No problems then. I stopped a while ago and now on restarting I feel that my mouth and my nasal cavity dries up too quickly for a very little ...
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Benefits on running completely soaked?

Are there any benefits on running soaked in water? I've been to a half-marathon length race recently. Temperature was high, above 25 ÂșC. There were runners who, in the provisioning sites (I'm not ...
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What to drink during a triathlon

I'm doing my first triathlon and I'm wondering what to have in my water bottle during the bike ride. People will be handing out plain water during the run. It's this weekend 1500m Swim, 40km Cycle, ...
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Training to not drink in hot weather

I usually run for an hour in hot weather every Saturday (I'm in the tropics, so it's usually 30 degrees or above, with around 90% humidity). I weigh myself before and afterwards, and usually I'll lose ...
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is it OK to drink glucose water during workout?

I have started exercising a month ago. I do a two hour workout starting with 20 Min of cardio and then weights. I sweat a lot, and by a lot I mean wetting the floor kind of sweat. I weigh 600-700 ...
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Standing up suddenly causes tunnel vision? [closed]

Occasionally, when I stand up after laying flat on a bed or couch I will take a few steps and then start to have tunnel/ darkened vision, a slight headache, and sometimes lose some balance, once ...
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Water intake while doing body building workouts?

Some people told me that I shouldn't drink water while doing body building exercises and others told me that I should drink more. All these days, while doing workouts, if I feel thirsty I used to have ...
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How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype

From a different question I learned that I probably need more electrolytes during running. I currently run 30minutes in one go, possibly increasing that in the future to up to an hour. So far I drank ...
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How do I keep my body well hydrated?

I sweat a lot, I don't know the reason behind it and also if this is bad for me. This is making me think that I should find ways and make some habit to keep my body well hydrated all the time. I know ...
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How to hydrate / get hydrated / avoid dehydration? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to properly get hydrated? I assume it is more than just drinking lots of water. It was suggested here that one should hydrate before, during and after extensive workouts.
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What are the short term effects of caffeine on workout?

Note that this question is related to Excessive caffeine consumption effect on heart/body. The question and answers however only cover long term usage effects, I want to know about the short term ...
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Running first thing in the morning

I am currently training for a marathon. Due to a change in my schedule starting Dec 1, mornings will be the only time I can run. I heard that it takes about an hour for the body to absorb water, so ...
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How can runners carry water?

Well, most obvious solution would be something like a drinkers helmet: But jokes aside, what is an effective way to carry water when training for a marathon or just casually running long-distance? ...
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Reduce water consumption during race

I carry a lot of water on my bike, when I cycle. A camelback with a 3liter reservoir and 2 bottles of 0.7liters. When running dehydration is not yet an issue, as I run half an hour maximum at the ...
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How many liters of water a day [for teenager] keep the doctor away? [closed]

Just curious... Some people say 8 glasses of water but some say that is too much and can result in overhydration. How many liters of water should a 16-years-old teenager (boy) drink a day?
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Mineral water for sport and living

I live in Czech Republic and the doctor here (for other matters I won't get into) suggested that I start drinking a specific mineral water with the following composition in milligram per liter: Na ...
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How should I prepare for a marathon on an elliptical machine?

I recently got excited about the idea of running a marathon on an elliptical machine after reading this post on livestrong.org: Colonel Mastrianna, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Manpower, Personnel, ...
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What to do before a 5k? Race day advice

What recommendations (fact-based, if possible) do you have for pre-race to ensure optimal performance? Warm up is a given so no need to mention that. But what about nutrition, hydration, rest, etc. ...
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When are electrolyte/sports drinks necessary?

I drink a lot of water through a normal day, even when passive - about 7-9 liters. On days when I work out, I likely drink about 1-3 extra liters. Is there a rule of thumb for taking in extra ...