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Is drinking flavored waters such as propel fitness water a good substitute for regular water?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no good substitute for water.

In brief: No

There is no good substitute for water.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not unless

You are running 5ks or longer races.
Regular 1- hr workouts at the gym- h2o! if you are a male over 65, hold off or drink less, and catch up after. Unless you feel it's enough exercise to drive to the gym and walk in and out of therms room...

In brief: Not unless

You are running 5ks or longer races.
Regular 1- hr workouts at the gym- h2o! if you are a male over 65, hold off or drink less, and catch up after. Unless you feel it's enough exercise to drive to the gym and walk in and out of therms room...
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lutes for endurance

Unless you are working out for more than an hour, depending on the intensity, it is unlikely that you need more than water. Take caution with sports drinks- if too concentrated, they can dehydrate you.
Endurance events that last several hours or more are appropriate for electrolyte replacement.

In brief: Lutes for endurance

Unless you are working out for more than an hour, depending on the intensity, it is unlikely that you need more than water. Take caution with sports drinks- if too concentrated, they can dehydrate you.
Endurance events that last several hours or more are appropriate for electrolyte replacement.
Dr. Lauren Elson
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