Hydration and Running

Some interesting information for all those out there that are preparing for any upcoming running events (perhaps the SMH Half-Marathon). The science of Sport this morning tweeted a link to article about over-hydration and the associated dangers hyponatremia (low sodium in body fluids from over drinking):

The Science of Sport
Dangers of overhydration discussed in the media: Maybe it’s too simple for some,but thirst is perfect – go with it!

So the whats the best approach towards hydration for endurance based exercise? As mentioned above, simply listen to what your body is telling you. If you are thirsty, then my friend you need to drink! If you’re not thirsty, you’re probably doing fine.

By Sam

BM in Sport and Exercise and BA in International studies (German Major) completed at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

Interests: I am an exercise enthusiast full stop! I play or have played football, tennis, basketball and dabbled in waterpolo and underwater rugby! Recent sporting interests are cycling and barefoot running! I also love watching all codes of football/rugby.

Physiotherapy: Due to my interests in sport and health I am fascinated in human movement and physiology. In addition to musculoskelatal physiotherapy I’m also interested in neurological (stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehab), and cardiopulmonary (heart and lung function and rehabilitation) physiotherapy:

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