August 11, 2015 bodyscenesboca

Beware! You Can Actually Drink Too Much Water!

Beware! You Can Actually Drink Too Much Water!

In short, the answer is “yes”.  

When this happens, the contents of your blood become diluted, specifically, sodium.

Electrolyte imbalances like this can wreak havoc in the body, and affect such things as your heart.

What kinds of things influence your water needs?

Here are a few: exercise, weather, and illness.

Other health conditions also affect how much water you need, such as pregnancy or heart failure.

Remember, nutrition also plays a role in our intake of water.

On average, food provides about 20% of our total water intake.

In general, you should drink enough so you don’t feel thirsty.  

Your urine should be colorless or light yellow.

Try to drink a beverage with each meal and between meals.

Also, hydrate well before, during and after exercise.