Wet & Wild
We’ve been trained to stay hydrated all our lives (helicopter parents, am I right?) but science may have proven us wrong, once again. A new report about over-hydration, aka hyponatremia or water intoxication in sports suggests that under certain circumstances, drinking too much fluid may bring more harm than good. But, really, how much is too much? Kevin Miller, an associate professor of athletic training at Central Michigan University and co-author of the report says the answer is simple: Just use common sense. Drink when you feel thirsty – not before and not after you feel sated, and there’s no need to “stay ahead of your thirst”, contrary to popular belief.
Take a big gulp!