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We know the guidelines of hydration. Drink until your pee is clear, drink before you get thirsty. What if those rules aren’t right? A new statement released suggests that some of these rules may put you at risk of overhydration.
Hyponatremia is what happens when the blood becomes very diluted,” says Dr. James Winger, a sports medicine doctor in Chicago. “In the setting of athletics, people take in more fluid than the body can get rid of, usually in the name of preserving hydration.
By drinking excessive water, the salt in the body becomes diluted, leading to swelling in the bodies cells.
Even though it can happen to any one, hyponatremia is more common with endurance athletes. According to Dr Winger, a study of ultra-marathoners revealed that half of the finishers displayed signs of hyponatremia. Plus – another study of Boston Marathon participants revealed that 13 percent had the condition by the time they finished.
Hyponatremia can be difficult to diagnose.
Symptoms can be very vague and not unlike symptoms one might experience after running a race or performing any athletic event [including] fatigue, even confusion or exhaustion,
Winger says. But he indicates that it’s completely preventable, as long as you don’t follow some common myths regarding hydration.
Some Old School Myths About Hydration
Myth #1: If you feel thirsty then you’re already dehydrated.
Thirst is a good thing. In fact, the panel’s report, published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, suggests that athletes only drink when thirsty to stop overhydration.
If you feel thirsty, your body has already begun to start its own water saving measures. “People think it’s too late; you’re already dehydrated” Winger says, noting that running into serious dehydration problems is tougher than people believe. Drinking only when you feel you need to, instead of making yourself drink at every water station on the course , will keep you hydrated.
Myth #2: Athletic performance will suffer if you’re not totally hydrated.
It’s natural to get a little dehydrated during athletic events.
There’s mounting evidence that mild to moderate dehydration has no effect on performance in many sporting endeavors,” Winger notes. “We need to look at dehydration as a natural part of exercise, not necessarily something to prevent.
Most athletes can safely lose up to three percent of their bodyweight via dehydration before it negatively impacts on performance, Winger says. Drinking when you’re thirsty will stop you from entering danger.
Myth #3: You should drink until your urine is clear.
In general, urine color is a pretty poor marker of specific or exact urine concentration,” Winger says. “If you’re trying to dilute your urine, you’re probably putting yourself into an overhydrated state.
Myth #4: Muscle cramps are a sign of dehydration.
If you cramp up you may think to drink to ease the pain. But recent research indicates that muscle cramps don’t have much to do with hydration, or lack of it.
What’s been demonstrated is that it has a lot more to do with the fatigued state of the muscle, and muscles that are more fatigued are more likely to cramp,” Winger says. “Fatigued states do occur when you’re dehydrated as well, so there’s a definite overlap that leads down this path. Our advice has been to drink when you’re thirsty — that can be a plan, and it’s the easiest plan there could be,” he says. “When you’re done feeling thirsty, stop drinking. It sounds silly, but that’s the simplicity of it and the beauty behind it. We don’t need any sorts of numbers and measurements and weights to tell us how to stay healthy during exercise.
So I was in Colorado recently. Needed to rent a car. Normally a PITA but I was recommended this up and coming rental company – Silvercar.
Silvercar bills itself as ‘car rental that doesn’t suck’. You rent using a mobile app and every car is a silver Audi. All vehicles come with GPS, Wi-Fi and satellite radio and gas charges are local pump prices, plus $5.
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Rates vary from $49 to $89 per day and vary widely between locations. Your destination and dates will determine whether the cost is worth it compared with the usual rental car suspects. Prices for an economy car from a mainsteam rental agency during the same time were almost the same as Silvercar’s.
Customer service is great and no lines to wait in or paperwork to complete. Plus…every Silvercar is an Audi!
So awesome…that trip to Cancun – or Thailand – or during spring break you SCORED big-time and you are the man.
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This arose recently with a ‘colleague’ of mine. He used this company to do the testing as it’s totally online and you don’t need to go to some embarrassing clinic and wait in line with all the other suckers.
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A Simple, Easy (but not necessarily cheap) Trick to Improve the humble Gin and Tonic
For many years, I didn’t think I liked the humble gin and tonic. For quite a while, I thought it was the gin that I detested, but some smarter friends helped me with some really amazing gin-focused cocktails, and I very quickly moved away from the staple of vodka in favor of gin’s truly special aromatic qualities. At that point I figured I just didn’t care for standard tonic water.
The results of this investigation? One, I really like gin. Two, I like tonic. And three, I do like them together. So what was the issue with all those early drinks that sent me into disgust?
It wasn’t the brand of gin, but actually…the type of tonic water. The syrup-sweetened (and commonly available) Schweppe’s just doesn’t hit it for me. It’s far too sweet, almost like lemonade.
So, if you wish to instantly improve the gin and tonics, invest in superior tonic water. Or at the very least, try a few brands to determine which you prefer, rather than just go with what you can find at the store. Some tonics to look for: Q Tonic and Fever Tree. Or, if you’re feeling specially ambitious, you could make your own tonic syrup and mix it with plain soda. There are recipes online.
The point being, a gin and tonic is a truly basic drink with two distinctive elements, So, don’t skimp on the tonic.
To finish the article….I do still find most tonics overly sweet, even the better brands. Try my trick of cutting the tonic with soda water. I like to do equal club soda and tonic and bulk up the aromatics with two dashes of orange or lemon bitters.
Favorite Summertime Gin and Tonic:
- 2 oz. London dry gin
- 2 oz. Fever Tree Mediterranean-style tonic water
- 2 oz. club soda
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers orange bitters
- Garnish: lime wedge or cucumber slice
So Mrs.Mike has inherited a little money recently. All very sad as it always is but she has decided to take a trip over the Pond (Atlantic) for a few weeks with the kids. Insane I think on her own with young kids tagging along but there you go…
Even with the inherited money Europe is insanely expensive. I’ve been researching how to make it more affordable while not being a scrooge about it. Apart from my suggestion she take advantage of the natural protection from the weather that bridges afford, I also bought these passes for the family. They mean that you pay once to get admission to a huge range of attractions in Paris and London. Doing the math this saves hundreds of dollars and makes me look involved and caring – something every man needs to appear to be.
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