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How much should I drink during exercise?

From Friday's Globe and Mail

Drinking too much or too little can have dire consequences. Here's the lowdown on how much athletes need to gulp down ...Read the full article

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  1. Mike Witcher from montreal, Canada writes: When I play hockey I make it a point to consume
    not less than one, but not greater than three beers.
    The correct volume of fluids intake is important.
  2. Steve Not an Alberta Redneck from Calgary, Canada writes: No more than 10 beers.
  3. Hugh May from Khon Kaen, Thailand writes: Steve I could not agree with you more. Years ago my friends and I, always did a 10 and 10 on a Friday afternoon and evening. A fast 10 mile run followed by 10 pints of beer. It is rumored Frank Shorter had 2 litres of beer the night before he won the 1972 Munich gold.
  4. Thomas Price from Whitefish, Canada writes: The lead-in to this story is a bit confusing. Since a jock is old english for penis one could assume that jockology is a study of penises similar to proctology being the study of another portion of the anatomy and numerous other ologies. Unless the athletes are seen as penises, I fail to see the connection to the article but perhaps I simply don't know that many athletes well enough to get the connection.
  5. Tinfoil Hatt from I.Am.CaNaDiaN!!!, Canada writes:
    "Thomas Price from Whitefish, Canada writes: Unless the athletes are seen as penises, I fail to see the connection"

    I believe the more common term is 'pricks'--as in 'Athletes are all a bunch of pricks.' Insufficient hydration of a prick results in flaccidity, hence 'Dehydrated athletes are a bunch of impotent pricks.' So if 'higher, harder, stronger' is your motto, you had best take care of your fluid content.

    As previous posters have noted, all the biggest pricks rely on beer for proper hydration. That's why I always power up with a few beer at the start of the day, just in case someone forces me into some sort of unaccustomed physical activity such as brushing my teeth.
  6. the vegan ninja from nirvana, Canada writes: Even if you are just going for a walk, make sure you take a bottle of water with you, then throw it on the ground somewhere along the way.
  7. sam johnson from Canada writes: tinn foil hatt - too funny by far!
  8. Dennis sinneD from Calgary, Canada writes:

    Exercising? Feel thirsty? Have drink... it's literally that simple.
  9. Alberto Bayo from Canada writes: 2 ounces of Jack Daniels...2 Percs...2 Beers
  10. No Comment from United States writes:
    Drink when you're thirsty. It's too simple and some people just won't believe it. They want a program on their Blackberry to beep and tell how much water and electrolytes they need to consume every fifteen minutes for "optimum" performance, to walk the dog around the block.
  11. Simon Cantrell from Toronto, Canada writes: Don't exercise or drink water. It's all a conspiracy by the communists to sap and and impurify our precious bodily fluids.
  12. kevin joncas from Canada writes: I used to drink fluids when jogging,but the damn ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
  13. Keystone Provincial from NOT Winnipeg, Canada writes: kevin joncas from Canada writes: I used to drink fluids when jogging,but the damn ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

    Try mixing a scotch and soda on a bike. The seltzer goes everywhere!
  14. Gogh Forit from Canada writes: Wasn't that the underlying theme of Sex in the City, that all men were just penises with wallets. Stick to beer when exercising. All those carbs delivered in the most efficient form.
  15. Carlos Jose from Edmonton, Canada writes: If you ask me, comment of the day goes to Keystone Provincial - good one! Had a good laugh over that one.
  16. Mike M from Shenacadie NS, Canada writes: Keystone Provincial from NOT Winnipeg, Canada writes: kevin joncas from Canada writes: I used to drink fluids when jogging,but the damn ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

    Try mixing a scotch and soda on a bike. The seltzer goes everywhere!
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    Be careful that the seltzer doesn't put your cigarette out.
  17. RD Lone from Vancouver, Canada writes: The key takeaway is that exercising can kill you.

    Watch TV instead, no problems.
  18. Ziad Fazel from Calgary, Canada writes: This study has scientifically proven that Globe readers are drinking enough while commenting.

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