Recreational runners may be drinking too much

15 September 2011, 10:28

Nearly half of recreational runners may be drinking too much fluid during races, according to a recent survey of runners, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Expert guidelines recommend runners drink only when thirsty, but the survey found that 36.5 percent of runners drink according to a preset schedule or to maintain a certain body weight and 8.9 percent drink as much as possible.

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