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How much water is too much?

I know, that there is the standard 8x8oz glasses or ~ 3 liters of water per day. But today I read, that since about 75% of muscle is water, people using their muscles intensively need more water, ...
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Should I drink water before, during or after eating?

As the title says, I would like to know what is the best time to drink water, is it before, during, or after having a meal? Also suppose the answer was during, what quantity is recommended?
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Should I drink water during my workout?

When I do my workout, I often feel very thirsty. And I like to drink water after each set of exercises. I often drink something around 1.5 liters of water during workout. Is it okay to drink water ...
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How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?

I have read on various places that exercising for a prolonged period of time with excessive water intake can be dangerous. It may lead to water intoxication (hyponatremia). After some searches and a ...
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8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?

I see lots of recommendations of drinking enough water. Another usual fitness recommendation is getting a decent amount of sleep in order to help muscle growth and tissue repair (precious testosterone ...
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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 ...
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should I use of energy/electrolyte drinks if I feel fatigue, exhausted and dried throat during exercise

I workout in gym daily morning for 1 hour with high intensity. But after 30 minutes, I start to feel very exhausted, fatigue and dried throat. Because of that, I couldn't push myself for much. e.g. If ...
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Fruit juice or water? [closed]

Can water be replaced with fruit juice? So instead of drinking a certain amount of water daily, would it be better to get your H2O from fruit juices? Edit 1: How about veggi juice?
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Alternative medicine advice on hydration from a yoga instructor

After yoga class yesterday, my instructor complained to me that I was burping too much in class. She saw a sparkling water bottle, which actually had tap water in it, and she assumed I was drinking ...
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What's a normal amount/rate of water loss during exercise

I've recently thought to measure my weight before and after exercise sessions, and was surprised by the result. I assume that the loss over the session is almost exclusively water loss. Are these ...
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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 ºC. There were runners who, in the provisioning sites (I'm not sure ...
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Is water retention a good thing?

According to this article on DivineCaronline.com (emphasis mine): Even more encouraging for habitual coffee consumers is the finding that those with caffeine tolerance have reduced likelihood ...
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How is water absorbed and expelled? [closed]

I have been wondering this for a while because I can put away a gallon of water in a reasonable amount of time if I just sip it for a while. The weird thing is that I had gastric bypass surgery so I ...
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Why Aren't I More Tone?

For the last four months I have been doing the Insanity workout. During this time I have decreased the amount of food I eat to about 1800-2000 calories a day. I drink the recommended amount of water ...
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taking creatine in line with take a diureic [closed]

I was wondering, since it seemed counterproductive to me, does it make sense to take creatine while also taking a diuretic? If creatine creates an increase in size through storing more water weight ...
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Question about the time needed for carb loading in bodybuilding

I am preparing for a photoshoot on Sunday, and have been depleting my carbohydrates and drinking a lot of water while doing glycogen depleting workouts this past week, as I see is often suggested ...
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How to reduce fatigue after office?

I work 9-6 in a software company. There's not much physical movement in office. I experience fatigue on reaching home. What can I do on weekends and even weekdays so that I don't feel tired after ...
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Creatine and water retention. Why to drink more water?

They say creatine causes water retention. At the same time they say you have to drink more water if you take creatine in order to avoid dehydration and kidney problems. Doesn't it sound illogical? If ...
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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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What hydration system should I use for multiple activities?

Looking for a hydration pack that I can use for riding, running, snowboarding and (by removing the bladder and putting it into my travel pack) backpacking across Europe. My requirements are pretty ...
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Water intake; an optimal balance between water and oxygen for endurance sports

Is there a balance of how much water should be taken in? The specific scenario I am referring to, would be sports, in my case, hockey. When I first started playing hockey I drank two 16 oz plastic ...
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How can you get your belly to be less sensitive to cold water swimming etc?

I'm not afraid of water or cold, but very sensitive to cold water, especially on my belly, waist and back. When other people claim the water's warm, I have difficulties to breathe. Can I do anything?
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Is increased water intake while taking creatine necessary on off weeks?

I know it is important to increase water intake while taking creatine. I am taking creatine for 14 days, off 7 days, on 14, off 7, so on and so forth. On the 7 day intervals where I am not consuming ...
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Water in protein shakes doesn't count?

I'm doing a weightlifting program with a trainer, which includes diet as part of something she monitors. For water, she's recommending a certain amount, but says I should not be including the water I ...
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Drinking water too close to bed time

I train in the evenings, sometimes pretty late. The training is typically grappling or weight lifting and so I usually feel the need to drink a lot of water afterwards. Unfortunately, this means my ...
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What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...
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Does drinking water during a workout really help me?

I used to do a lot of long distance running but have since switch to biking for lower impact but when I ran I would never carry water even on hot summer days doing long, hard runs and have kept this ...
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Is it unhealthy to drink cold water? [closed]

I've heard it's healthy to drink warm water that is close to (internal) body temperature so that energy doesn't go into warming it up and that it doesn't "shock" the system. Does that mean it's ...
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Minimum water temperature for swimming workout

What is the minimum water temperature for swimming workouts, like 1-2 km swims? I love swimming in lakes and rivers and am generally okay with cooler water (especially if swimming intensely), but I'm ...
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Can drinking too much water lead to looking bloated? [closed]

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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How do you effectively train for running while in the water?

I am looking for alternatives to doing effective cardio running in the water. Big plus if there are ways to get all of the same muscles to fire, to scale workouts easily, to be able to have an ultra ...
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What is the most scientific way of supplementing body with water during a two-hour gym workout? [closed]

DURING A TWO-HOUR GYM WORKOUT How often does a professional bodybuilder drink water? How much water is necessary in total? Does he/she drink in large gulps or in small sips? Is it a wonderful idea ...
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Drinking cold vs hot water [closed]

Since I started my new job about 1,5months ago, I've been conveniently located near the water cooler. This means, that I get plenty of water. Waaay more than 8 glasses per day. And now here's my ...
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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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What can I drink all day in lieu of water? [closed]

What can I drink all day which is, (1) easy to obtain (2) tasty (3) help to lose my weight (or, at least doesn't make me gain weight) I want to drink it whenever I am bored.
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Are you losing fat or fluids if you diet and drink alot?

A friend is on an extreme diet that includes acupuncture (amongst other) - his diet is that 2 days he isn't eating anything (literally) and the rest he eats very little - up to twice a day, 1 portion ...
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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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What happens to water retention in caloric deficit

I found two contradicting views on what happens with water retention in a caloric deficit: Water goes down because in the caloric deficit we use up the glycogen which binds water Water goes up ...
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Isotonic water in the morning?

I am building mass and drinking about 3-5 liters water daily. I sweat much so I lose much minerals particularly when doing any sport. If I drink tap water during sport, I start to feel very weak. ...
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Cold and hot therapy

First off I'm not looking for advice as I have no interest in using either of the I'm just curious about the purpose of them. I've heard hot or cold therapies, and sometimes both, are used after ...
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Is aqua jogging on mat or water treadmill best?

I have knee issues and have been encouraged to look at aqua therapy by the doctors. I am considering getting something like an endless/therapy pool for walking and swimming. Some seem to have a pad ...
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How come fat people can't float? [closed]

I was wondering, if fat floats, how is it so that a fat guy with let's say 70% body fat is unable to float on water?
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Dealing with hydration for working out in the evening

when I work out during the day, I usually drink about 1.5L of water during my workout. However, sometimes the only time of day when I can work out is late in the evening and, with such a quantity of ...
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What is a DEXA reading?

What is a DEXA reading? In another question, "What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?", an answer suggested getting a DEXA reading. My brief research shows that it checks bone ...
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Why does water taste different after a workout? [closed]

I noticed this years ago and it's always intrigued me. When I drink water after an exhausting workout the water tastes different.
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Physical routine after having plenty of water

I got this doubt when I feel little disturbance in the stomach after my pushup routine. I drunk a litre of water and started doing my pushup routine and felt odd as told above. Is it a bad idea to ...
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Drinking how much water is considered too much water? [duplicate]

I exercise semi-regularly (2x a wk/~1 hr each session). Run several miles on 1 day, weight train the other day. Once in a while, a 3rd day playing 1 hr of basketball. I try to drink 80oz of water a ...
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Will drinking distilled water improve muscle definition?

So, basically the question says it all. This question pop out today at work, a colleague is trying to increase muscle definition and thought at this... I've read it can lead to undernourishment ...
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Does it defeat the purpose to bring a frozen water bottle to hot yoga?

I have developed a habit of bringing a frozen water bottle to my Bikram Yoga class. When it gets really hellish, having a sip of still very cold water definitely neutralizes me better than drinking ...
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the speed of a person drinking water and the benefits in variations [closed]

I woke up this morning after having a few drinks last night and felt particularly dehydrated. Now, what I proceeded to do was drink a pint of water in, more or less, one go. I then went on to drink ...
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