Start hydrating right away. It's easier to maintain your fluid balance if you start out in a well-hydrated state.
Schedule regular beverage breaks and keep a water bottle handy so you can take frequent sips of water while you work or exercise.
Choose electrolyte-replacing drinks for maximum water absorption when you are exercising for more than an hour or when you are sweating excessively during exercise in hot weather.
Drink water after you've finished work or an exercise session.
Snack on fresh fruits that are rich in water, like berries, watermelon, peaches, and nectarines.
Don't drink large amounts of plain water all at once—this can lead to hyponatremia or water-toxicity.
John Battles of Polishuk Physical Therapy Wellness and Fitness presented a Pregame Warm-up Routine at the 2016 Season Kick-off Meeting. Polishuk Physical Therapy Wellness and Fitness is located in Ambler and can be reached at 215-641-9401.