Drinking too much

times article on over hydration

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06/05/2007 at 20:58

interesting article
06/05/2007 at 22:01
Yes, an interesting read.

times article
06/05/2007 at 22:37
Oh it's about hyponatraemia..
<pours another glass of wine>
07/05/2007 at 11:56
good article.
07/05/2007 at 13:39
yes, quite well written that is
07/05/2007 at 15:39
wonder if the drinks manufacturers will re-consider what they put in their energy drinks?

maybe race organisers could hand out crisps in a marathon, would make a change.
07/05/2007 at 15:47
very interesting
07/05/2007 at 15:49
Im glad YOU said that Happycat, and not me


Mind you, theres not much salt in crisps these days
07/05/2007 at 15:51
Hippo I did notice Walkers saying on their crisps they had reduced the salt.

Doesn't the body just dispose of any excess salt?
07/05/2007 at 15:58
well, yeah, it does

but chronic salt overload over a long period of time is linked to high blood pressure
still think we should be given the choice

07/05/2007 at 16:41
In the stockholm marathon organisers had a table handing out salted Gerkins during the 2nd half, like the idea about crisp.
07/05/2007 at 16:46
a gherkin might go down quite nicely in a marathon
07/05/2007 at 18:04
Hippo no gherkin will be going into my mouth during the Stockholm Marathon.

What about salt tablets, worthwhile?
08/05/2007 at 00:05
When I was a lad (showing my age here) crisps used to come with a little packet of salt which you could add or not to your taste. Maybe we don't need crisps but a table in marathons that hand out the little packets of salt.
08/05/2007 at 07:44

quite a lot of the ultra people and ironman lot take salt tablets

Michael-but that takes all the FUN out of it;)
08/05/2007 at 12:57
micheal I remember the little blue packets of salt you used to get in crisps, but then you didn't really get flavoured crisps then.

Usually after a marathon I don't want to even look at anything sweet so it would make a change to get something salty during a marathon.
08/05/2007 at 14:20
"quite a lot of the ultra people and ironman lot take salt tablets"

they tend not to be just sodium though (but I guess you know that Hipps!) but are the full electrolyte tabs/drinks........

IM events tend to have an interesting mix of things at the run aid stations from gels and energy drinks to crisps, nuts, bananas, flat Coke etc through to what I think is a life saver - chicken soup (well, more a chicken bouillon)...........when you crave some salt and a change from sweet and sticky gels and energy drinks, the chicken soup gives a real lift.............should be compulsory in marathons!
08/05/2007 at 14:25
very true Mr Buddha

i must pack some savoury stuff for this weekend

there is only so much sugar a body can take!
12/05/2007 at 14:09
Very interesting.
i guess that's why the gels are so popular, you get what you need without drinking too much.
13/05/2007 at 13:50
wow. scary read.

i don't like the fancy pants drinks and scoff honey whilst out on long ones followed by rinsing my mouth with water.

anyone else do this? is it ok...perhaps I should have a couple of crisps in my pocket too.

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