To sip or not to sip …

“Should I sip fluids while exercising?  I heard that gulping is better.”

Gulp it, sip it – just get it down.  The most important thing to note is that drinking fluids during exercise will prevent dehydration.  A recent study was done that posed the question of how well we intake fluids during exercise.  According to the research… “how we drink can make a difference in how optimally we hydrate our body.”   Gulps of fluid have been shown to leave the stomach faster, which you want to happen in order to avoid stomach cramp ups.  Gulps of fluid will expand stomach walls and increase gastric emptying time, which is why gulping is preferred.


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