Myth vs. Fact: Morning Hydration
MYTH VS. FACT
Myth: “I am not thirsty in the morning so I don’t need to drink anything before my morning workout”
Fact: Overnight your body becomes somewhat dehydrated due to the lack of fluid intake while sleeping. Thus, when you wake up your body needs fluid, especially if you are going to work out! Ideally, you should take in 16-20 oz of water or sports drink before starting exercise so wake up and drink a few ounces. As you put on your clothes, continue to sip on fluid and then finish off your bottle of fluid while traveling to the workout.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and t