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Old 07-29-2017, 07:49 AM   #227
Christopher Morris
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Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

The way of thinking is changing.

From CNN: (wfs)

Drinking only when thirsty results in better performance than does chugging constantly.
If you take in (too) much fluid, sodium levels can become dangerously low. The resulting condition, known as hyponatremia or water intoxication, can cause headaches, vomiting, confusion, seizures and, in some cases, death.
Previously, hyponatremia occurred mainly in slower marathon runners, but it's now showing up among people engaged in activities such as hiking, half-marathons and hot yoga.
Striving for pale pee could prompt some people to drink too much, overhydrate themselves and develop hyponatremia.
Also, I was at a week-long boy scout camp this week. Spending a week outdoors can cause dehydration. I walked past one group where the counselors were telling the scouts that they don't have to drink, drink, drink - that they should drink when they are thirsty.
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