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Fitness Myth

Body cells depend on circulation in order to get energy they need, and to get rid of wastes.

health and fitness Updated: May 14, 2003 21:32 IST
PTI

Never drink water while exercising

This is wrong. You shouldn’t even wait until you are thirsty. If you feel you are losing water, you should immediately replace it. And if you intend to exercise the first thing in the morning, you should drink a glass of water before you start.

The body cells depend on circulation in order to get the energy they need, and to get rid of their waste products. When you become dehydrated, the fluids that bathe the cells diminish. The cells cannot function properly until it is restored. When that happens, your muscles cannot keep up the work they are doing and your heart receives an added strain. Part of the fluid you’ve lost is blood fluid. This means that the heart has to pump that many more times to recirculate the diminished supply of blood.

(Source: Webhealthcenter.com)

First Published: May 14, 2003 21:32 IST