Hello, all. As you know, I've been going to the gym lately. (I did mention it, right? Did I mention it? Mention what? That I've been going to the gym? I've been going to the gym, people!) With my heart failure, I'm on, or meant to be on, a fluid restriction of 1.5 litres a day. I've never followed it ALL that strictly, but do try to stick vaguely to it. My question is, since exercise obviously dehydrates you a bit, is it OK to drink a bit more on gym days? I know I was advised to drink when thirsty (though not pints and pints of water) when I was breast-feeding, so I guess the same applies now? But I feel like I could drink gallons after exercise! Now, I COULD replace my coffees with water, of course, but I'm hoping one of you has some advice that means I won't have to resort to such drastic measures... Thanks in advance.
P.S. Gym is still going well. I'm not feeling so great at the moment (low energy, low mojo) but am still managing 2-3 visits a week plus my usual daily walking and a small weekly swim. All good