The Problem of Overhydration

The reality is you don’t need to be told when and how much to drink. We have a 300 million year developed system that tells you with exquisite accuracy how much you need to drink and when you need to drink. It’s called thirst. If you rely on thirst you won’t ever become dehydrated, and you won’t also ever become overhydrated.

via Tim Noakes on the Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports

People try to complicate the body and it’s processes, when it does a hell of a good job on it’s own. We haven’t evolved this far with bodies that don’t know how to regulate.

One Reply to “The Problem of Overhydration”

  1. This would be true if we were behaving as we were evolved to do. We do not. We spend hours glued to screens while are eyes peel out of our eyes.

    We are not in tune with ourselves. I’ve known at least a few people that started making progress in health goals by drinking more water after almost giving up from stalling.


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