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Sep 21, 2017

Are you staying hydrated?

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Did you know that if you are really thirsty while you exercise you are already about 1% dehydrated?

 

Tips: 10 min-60 min water is a great choice, 1 hour or more or high intensity exercise consider a healthy electrolyte rich hydration beverage. Choose one with no artificial colors or ingredients.

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