Everyone knows that they need to stay hydrated during workouts. Here are some rules to follow when planning, preparing or executing a workout:

  1. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Add a few drops of lemon or lime juice to the water if you get bored with the taste.
  2. If you are going to do a serious cardio or running workout, drink an extra 16 ounces of water a few hours before starting, and another glass or two a half an hour to an hour before starting your workout.
  3. Don't wait to drink water until you feel thirsty. If you're thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.