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10 Hydration Guidelines For Runners

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As a runner, you can understand why it is important to stay properly hydrated before you put on those running shoes, during, and after your run.  Not only can dehydration cause muscle cramps, fatigue, and nausea—since our bodies are made up of almost 70-percent water, dehydration for lengthy periods of time can be extremely dangerous.

Here are ten hydration tips to ensure a healthy fluid intake when you run…

1. Drink Before and After a Run

Eight to 16-ounces of water before a run will prevent muscle cramps and fatigue—so will replenish spent water supplies after a run.

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