Summer Sweat: What's the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Should you be drinking strictly water, or can sports drinks help you stay hydrated?
Air Date: 8/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lewis Maharam, MD
lewis maharamLewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, is one of the world's most extensively credentialed and well-known sports medicine and running health experts.

Better known as Running Doc™, Maharam is the past medical director of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and current medical director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program and former medical director of the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon.

He has appeared on World News Tonight, Today, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN, and Fox News. His work has appeared in Runner's World and Competitor magazines, and he is the author of five books.
Summer Sweat: What's the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?
Even though staying hydrated is important throughout the year, it's even more crucial during the summer months.

Should be easy enough, right? Just consume enough water throughout the day.

If you're outside all day, or exercising in the summer heat, does that mean you need to drink even more water? Or, are sports drinks like Gatorade a better option, since they replace the electrolytes you've lost through sweating?

What truly is the best way to stay hydrated?

Lewis Maharam, MD, shares the best way you can stay hydrated throughout the hot summer months, whether you're working or exercising outdoors.