How much water should I drink while walking?

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Dr. Anita Gupta
Anesthesiology
Staying hydrated is essential in regulating body temperature and balancing electrolyte levels. Dehydration causes fatigue, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heat illness, and heat stroke. One should drink about 8 oz. every 15 minutes while exercising to keep hydrated. Depending on the temperature or intensity, more water may be needed in order to endure the exercise.
Staying hydrated is important to maintain health and performance while walking. It’s important to be adequately hydrated before you start your walk, if you are thirsty before or during the walk you’re already dehydrated. Depending on your weight and the temperature you should consume 1.5 cups of water every 20 minutes you’re walking. If the temperature or the humidity is very high you may need to consume more water up to 2 cups every 20 minutes.

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