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How much liquid should I drink before, during and after exercise?

You need enough fluid to stay well hydrated during activity. It is generally recommended that you drink between 17 and 20 ounces of fluids 2-3 hours before beginning to exercise or train.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Marist College Athletic Training Education Program)

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