As the weather warms up, physical activity is increasing. Proper hydration is incredibly important for whatever activity you’re doing.

The Vermont City Marathon is a great upcoming example of a physical activity that requires proper hydration before, during, and after the event. Performance has actually been linked to how hydrated the athlete is.

  • First off, it’s important to know your body in order to hydrate it properly. Make sure you drink plenty of water a few hours ahead of time, as well as right before you start.
  • During your workout, drink water regularly and replace your electrolytes as well.
  • Interestingly, it’s been determined that chocolate milk is a great drink to treat yourself with after physical activity. It rewards, rehydrates, and replenishes your body.

So, whether you’re running the Vermont City Marathon by yourself, relay-style, or even just running a mile around town on your own, please remember that proper hydration is vital.

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