Let’s face it, higher summer temperatures mean we sweat more, especially when exercising outdoors. While you probably know that you need to replenish fluids lost from sweat, you might wonder if your body needs something more robust than water. For general hydration needs, including after low-intensity or brief bouts of exercise, plain water is sufficient. But when exercising at moderate or vigorous intensities and longer durations — 45 minutes is a typical guideline — especially in hot or dry weather, it’s also important to replace carbohydrates and electrolytes.
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