Water may be something we take for granted. It is easy to turn to drinks such as carbonated beverages and fruit juices to quench our thirsts. But take away all those sugars and additional flavors, and you are left with water! Fortunately for us, we live in a place and time where clean water is both free and accessible. It is very important to remember, however, that you lose significant amounts of fluids via sweating and metabolism when you exercise! In a state of dehydration, athletic performance is significantly hindered. Drinking fluids before, during, and after exercise is the easiest and most effective step to preventing dehydration. Here are a couple of eHow tips on how to stay hydrated during a workout.