The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) suggests drinking 17 to 20 ounces of water or sports drink two to three hours before exercise, and 7 to 10 ounces 10 to 20 minutes before exercise. To properly hydrate after exercising, first weigh yourself before working out and then drink 16 ounces for every pound that is lost.
Thanksgiving dinner alert
During the two hours after you eat a large, fatty meal, your risk of heart attack is increased about four times, according to a recent study presented by the American Heart Association.
Tea for your heart
Drinking a cup of tea will improve the working of your blood vessels and increase blood flow, according the researchers at Boston University, who say that tea may eventually be proven to contribute to good heart health.
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