These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia

These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia

“Replacing lost stores is essential but rehydration can be overdone,” begins a 2007 article in Scientific American. “There is such a thing as a fatal water overdose.” While this article does not mark the beginning of medical concerns regarding hyponatremia, it did come at a time when this dangerous condition -- marked by unnaturally low sodium levels in the blood -- began to see increased media attention. Tweet this post! Stay Aware This Summer! These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia: http://bit.ly/1Ypn1uM via @SaltStick In the last decade, several deaths have resulted from radio-hosted water-drinking contests that prompt the contestants to consume gallons of water at once. The running community has suffered losses as well: In 2002, a man collapsed in the Boston Marathon, eventually dying of “drinking too much water,” as described in press coverage of the tragedy. In 2007, a similar death occurred in the London Marathon....
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
Sweating indoors vs. outdoors (and why it matters)

Sweating indoors vs. outdoors (and why it matters)

Indoors or not, hydration practices matter and can greatly impact your performance. Read on to discover the ways to mitigate dehydration when on the trainer. Across much of the world, winter has arrived along with colder temperatures that force many athletes indoors. Gone are the days of open-water swims and day-long bike rides, replaced by shorter, more intense efforts on the indoor trainer or treadmill. One thing that doesn’t go away? The sweating. As anyone who has completed even a single hard indoor workout knows, trainer or treadmill sessions can be brutal. And unless you are masochistic enough to set up your gear in a garage that exposes you to the winter temperatures, these workouts probably take place in a warm, humid environment. While this is great for escaping the winter blues, it is not much help when it comes to keeping cool.   Do you actually sweat more indoors?...
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
Cold Weather Hydration & Electrolyte Replenishment

Cold Weather Hydration & Electrolyte Replenishment

Cold weather brings about the common misconception that rehydration during exercise isn't as important as during hot weather. While it's true that typical sweat losses are reduced in cooler weather, the additional clothing worn during winter sports actually contributes to significant fluid and electrolyte loss via sweat. Cold weather studies at the University of New Hampshire, in fact, confirm an increased risk for dehydration. 
“People just don’t feel as thirsty when the weather is cold,” says Robert Kenefick, UNH associate professor of kinesiology. “When they don’t feel thirsty, they don’t drink as much, and this can cause dehydration.” Robert Kenefick’s cold weather study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, had participants exercise on treadmills in cold chambers and found the participant’s thirst sensation to be reduced by as much as 40 percent. Kenefick concluded that this result is due to our bodies naturally decreasing outward...
SaltStick - Dec 25, 2020
Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Calling all SaltStick lovers – NOW is your time to shine! Our 2021 Sweater Crew is growing, and we want to make sure you have the chance to apply! The Sweater Crew is our diverse team of athletes and ambassadors, inspired by our commitment to breaking a sweat. This tight-knit group is meant for people who love their sports, their communities, and SaltStick. SCROLL DOWN TO APPLY! Who are we looking for? We are looking to expand our roster of athletes and ambassadors who can take SaltStick to new heights. In addition to living in the US, the requirements are simple! ATHLETES - You love getting out there and working up a sweat in any sport COMMUNITY MEMBERS - You're happiest when with your people (in-person and online) SALTSTICK FANS - You love SaltStick! You don’t need to be an Olympic-level athlete to join the team (although that wouldn’t hurt!)....
SaltStick - Nov 20, 2020
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