Whether it be playing a game of tag or participating in a school sport, being able to do your best means you need to start preparing way before your activities! It is vital to drink water before, during and after to ensure that you are on top of your game. You cannot play your best when you are thirsty!
Your body will give you clues to stay properly hydrated. If after a lot of exercise you notice clues like a headache, dry mouth, muscle cramping or infrequent peeing, make sure to drink a glass of water immediately. Your body can hold onto water when you do not have enough, or get rid of it if you have too much. Another clue is the color of your pee. If your pee has is a very light yellow, your body might be getting rid of excess water. If your pee is a dark yellow your body is holding on to the water, providing a clue that it is time to drink up.
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