Stay Hydrated Without Overhydrating for Exercise

Adequate fluid intake is essential to living well at any age, and being dehydrated can impact your health and your athletic endeavors. While it is harder to stay hydrated when exercising in the heat, you can dehydrate under other conditions—even during exercise in cold temperatures if you wear lots of clothing and sweat underneath it. As people grow older, they also begin to lose some of their normal thirst sensations, thereby increasing the risk for dehydration unless they make a conscious effort to drink more. Diabetes adds its own dehydration concerns. Elevated blood glucose levels (typically when above ~200 mg/dL) lead to glucose loss through urine, which takes extra water with it and ca

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