It’s a No-brainer: Drinking to Thirst versus Drinking to Full

  In the seemingly never-ending academic debate on drinking to thirst or drinking to full, there is some new research suggesting our brains can gently inform us when we have had enough. “THIS isn’t hard to swallow. Our body can influence the amount of fluid we put in our body by making it easier or more difficult to… Read More


What Can Hypohydration (Per Se) Negatively Affect?

Research Paper Title Hypohydration per se Affects Mood States and Executive Cognitive Processing: Results from a Face-valid Model for Studying some Consequences of ‘Voluntary Dehydration’. Introduction There is limited literature on the effects of a deficit in body water on human cognitive function, with inconsistent and contradictory results. In his critical review of this area… Read More

Review of Hydration Research & Advice

Research Paper Title Drinking Policies and Exercise-associated Hyponatraemia: Is Anyone Still Promoting Overdrinking? Background The purpose of this review was to describe the evolution of hydration research and advice on drinking during exercise from published scientific papers, books and non-scientific material (advertisements and magazine contents) and detail how erroneous advice is likely propagated throughout the… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 07

Running Illness Hyponatraemia and Fluid Replacement Individuals who attempt long distance events such as marathons will recognise the need to maintain adequate hydration. Over-hydration can, however, lead to severe illness in the form of exercise-associated hyponatraemia (EAH), which is defined as serum sodium of less than 135 mmol/l during or up to 24 hours after… Read More

Fluid Overload: Industry versus Academia

Research Paper Title Case Proven: Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia is Due to Overdrinking. So Why Did it Take 20 Years Before the Original Evidence was Accepted? Conclusions “History is replete with examples of correct ideas that were not accepted until subsequent generations confirmed their validity. Usually there is a logical reason for this delayed acceptance; often… Read More