Wednesday, April 2, 2008

...And Many Drops to Drink

According to the article below, I might be drinking too much water. I think I get at least 10 glasses, if not more, per day!

The article basically attests that there is insufficient evidence for these commonly believed benefits of "8 glasses a day":
  • Weight loss/appetite suppression: I believe this because hunger is hunger...
  • Flushing of toxins/clear skin: I also agree, though my skin woes are beyond a water issue
  • Decreasing headaches: I had frequent headaches in high school that went away after drinking more water, and I hardly get any nowadays
So take this article with a grain of salt, or a bottle of water. Of course, I agree that as a runner, one could easily overhydrate, but I sweat so much (ask anyone) that it would be pretty tough.



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