The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents over 370 councils with responsibilities for public health has stated that tap water should be made more freely available, rather than something you have ask for.
In recent years, at least 14 deaths of marathon runners, American football players and other athletes have been attributed to exercise-associated hyponatremia, a condition that results from drinking too much water or sports drinks.
Athletes, parents, coaches and even many professionals in the fields of medicine, fitness and sport science routinely recommend rates of fluid intake during exercise that far exceed limits established by research.
Ever since researchers in Florida first formulated Gatorade in 1965, use of sports drinks has increased to the point of overindulgence by elite performers and novices alike.
Athletes, parents, coaches and even many professionals in the fields of medicine, fitness and sport science routinely recommend rates of fluid intake during exercise that far exceed limits established by research.Continue reading “The truth about sports drinks”
Research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has shown that drinking low or non-alcohol beer is a good way of rehydrating after exercise.
Many athletes are likely to engage in the consumption of beer following exercise regardless of the negative health implications.
In an editorial in the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Spero Tsindos from La Trobe University, Melbourne, examined why we consume so much water.
He believes that encouraging people to drink more water is driven by vested interests, rather than a need for better health.
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.