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Is it dangerous to drink too much water right after intense exercise?

Is it dangerous to drink too much water right after intense exercise?

How much is too much: Depending on how long and how intensely and the conditions in which you exercised you lose a lot of water from your body.An averaged sized person can lose up to 2 liters[128oz or about 2 quarts] of water for the first hour or then a little less for each aditional hour in hot enviroment. You need to replace what you lose and you probably can safely double that amount. The timing should not matter. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink the water in vietnam?

Is it dangerous to drink the water in vietnam?

It may be unsafe: As a visitor from us or europe it is not a good idea to drink tap water in vietnam, as it may have high e coli count than you are used to.That means ice as well and water you use for brushing teeth. It is recommended to drink boiled and than cooled water for these purposes as boiling will kill the bacteria.Bottled water can be used if you can not boil, carbonated drinks are ok. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 6'1", i also exercise at least once a week. I try and drink two litres of water a day but how much should I be drinking?

What to do if I am 6'1", i also exercise at least once a week. I try and drink two litres of water a day but how much should I be drinking?

Two liters.: Two liters a day should be sufficient, but that can vary from day to day, depending on how much water your body consumes based on your activity level. If your urine is clear, or nearly clear, then that's a pretty good indicator that you're well hydrated. ...Read more

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I drink plenty of water yet I do not sweat much when I exercise. Could this be a sign that something isn't working properly?

I drink plenty of water yet I do not sweat much when I exercise.  Could this be a sign that something isn't working properly?

Not everyone is the.: ...same. U probably have high unnoticeable sweating. Don't let this keep U away from proper hydration. A good way 2 know if U R Under hydrated is 2 watch the color of Ur urine. Someone who is dehydrated will have deeply yellow colored urine. A well hydrated person will have almost clear urine. Insensate water loss is seen in heat, ,low humidity, & with a wind or breeze. ...Read more

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I drink about a liter of water a day is that fine or dangerous?

I drink about a liter of water a day is that fine or dangerous?

One liter/day: Hi ~ depends on how energetic you are.. If you are a lumbarjack ~ way too little, running long distance, too little. Normally we take in about 1.5 -2.5 liters per day at REST and more with exericse.The bodys THIRST mechanism is very finely tuned and the moment you start running dry, you get THIRSTY and you'll find water for sure. Its a very powerful drive. Your body will tell u if u need water ! ...Read more

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Hi I used to weight 220 pounds six months after I weight 180 I just exercise and drink lots of water and eats less im trying to reach 170 my regular ?

Hi I used to weight 220 pounds six months after I weight  180 I just exercise and drink lots of water and eats less im trying to reach 170 my regular ?

That's great: That's fantastic. Remember it is harder to keep weight loss than to lose it so once you reach your goal (ideal BMI 25 or less) work on maintaining it. Work to maintain diet high in vegetables and whole grains and minimize saturated fat and carbs. ...Read more

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Is it better to drink water after the exercise not during it?

Is it better to drink water after the exercise not during it?

Water: The best time is actually before during and after. Staying hydrated is important through the whole process. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking now that i'm working out more often? I have started a new exercise regime in order to lose weight. Is the standard 8 glasses of water a day sufficient or should I be hydrating more? Should i be drinking something other

How much water should I be drinking now that i'm working out more often? I have started a new exercise regime in order to lose weight. Is the standard 8 glasses of water a day sufficient or should I be hydrating more? Should i be drinking something other

Good hydration : Yes, a good rule of thumb is eight 8 oz glasses of h2o daily. But increase intake if high level of perspiration, hot climate, length of exercise. Weighing yourself prior to your exercise, then afterwards gives you an idea of how much water weight you've lost, which you should try to match with fluids. Adding some electrolytes to your water can help with "salt" loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight fast if i drink only water and exercise a lot?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight fast if i drink only water and exercise a lot?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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I sometimes drink 2 gallons of water and I feel good. I exercise a lot and have physically demanding jobs. Is this ok?

I sometimes drink 2 gallons of water and I feel good. I exercise a lot and have physically demanding jobs.   Is this ok?

That's a lot of h20-: -but it depends on heat you work in, how demanding it is, and how much you sweat. It could Be ok but if you sweat you also loose electrolytes, so an energy drink such as Gatorade which will replace electrolytes. A quart of this over a day, decrease h2o by the same. ...Read more

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I understand i need to drink lots of water, eat right, and exercise. But what are different foods you eat to lose weight?

I understand i need to drink lots of water, eat right, and exercise. But what are different foods you eat to lose weight?

Choosing: The right nutritional plan for safe and healthy weight loss depends on many factors. In general i would recommend a personal consultation with a functional nutritionist to guide you to good choices. Often people avoid fats, which is not a good thing - eating healthy fats is good for you. Less refined carbs is generally better, but please consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is salt water dangerous to drink?

Please help docs! is salt water dangerous to drink?

Drinking salt water: Yes, if that is the only source of fluids because if can lead to hypernatremia which can eventually cause seizures and coma. Otherwise, if used to replace electrolytes, such as sports drinks, it could be potentially be beneficial. Some people drink pickle juice to replenish salt stores after significant exercise. ...Read more