Make A Drinking Plan


Cyclists and runners hit the road intending to stay hydrated, but rarely do. A new British study in the Journal of Sports Sciences found that explicit planning can ensure proper hydration. Cyclists who wrote down a drinking strategy before an hour-long ride drank 55% more of a sports drink than cyclists who didn’t map out their strategy. Study author Martin Hagger PhD, of the University of Nottingham, suggests writing down, for example, “Three mouthfuls at the 15-, 25-, and 35-minute marks.” Then do it—if you feel thirsty, you’re probably already dehydrated.

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