Keeping your body well-fueled and hydrated is a must during outdoor summer sports and exercise

For summer workouts, it's important to make sure that adequate carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes are consumed

"You need to make sure that proper levels of blood sugar are maintained throughout the workout," Chang said in a university news

That means you need to think about what you eat and drink before a workout to account for increased water loss from sweat

This can include boosting your intake of fluids and electrolytes , or foods with a higher water content, including melons such as watermelon

"You need to make sure that when you're sweating a lot, you're replacing the lost nutrients," she said

Have a water bottle and sip on it throughout the day. If you perspire heavily or are doing a longer workout outside

To replenish energy after a workout, eat a snack or meal that includes easily digestible carbohydrates and protein