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Drinking Cold Water Before and During a Workout Helps You Exercise Longer

Get Energized to Exercise: Drink Cold Water

After a really intense, sweaty workout, I want nothing more than to quench my thirst by downing some cold water; it cools me down and rehydrates my body. It looks like post-workout isn't the only time it's good to drink cold water. A British study shows that "a fresh-out-of-the-fridge water bottle may energize you for hot-weather exercise." Get this — those who drank brisk water worked out 25 percent longer than those who drank warmer water, and they also claimed that the workouts felt easier.

I like to place a bottle of water in the fridge the night before, so I can sip some chilled water before and during my workout the next day. I find it really does prevent me from feeling hot and tired, and helps increase my energy levels. And I must add: yay for warm weather!

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
Speak for yourself about the warm weather,'s still in the 40's here in the Midwest. I still like to drink a big glass of cold water before and during my workouts to keep myself hydrated and to refresh me.
spicy-basil spicy-basil 7 years
for some reason when i drink cold water i get hungry, does that happen to anyone else?
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