Most of us probably know that we must drink lots of water each day. Unfortunately, according to the commentary published online in the British Medical Journal said that’s not entirely true. Experts said that drinking too much water can cause hypothermia (low sodium levels in the blood) and expose people to pollutants. I’m no expert in this field but I’m thinking this might be true in some sense. If you think for a second, an example: taking vitamins are good for your health, but taking too many at one time might kill you. That might be the same with everything else, taking too much of what you should taking might eventually hurt your body. However, the public health has been campaigning to push people to feel guilty for not drinking enough water. An article by the Mayo Clinic said that it depends on your exercise level, health conditions, the heat, and the humidity of the your environment. In general, the Institute of Medicine recommends about nine cups of beverages for women and thirteen cups for men.
The Mayo Clinic offers another way to assess if you are getting enough H2O: If you drink enough fluid so that you are rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) or more of the colorless or slightly yellow urine a day, your fluid intake is probably adequate.
The experts also said that the issue of too much water surfaces among athletes, especially the marathon runners. Hypothermia is a real concern when replacing the water lost during sweating, too much water, and the salt imbalance in the body can cause the cells to swell with water, that is particularly dangerous for our brain cells. In order to avoid this if you are playing any demanding sports, drink fluids that contain electrolytes. Drinking only water during the events can lead to acute hypothermia. Another interesting fact is water chugging competition can be deadly. One woman who drank 6 liters of water in three hours for a radio show died from hypothermia. Ouch…
Fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.
Turn on the television or any websites, what do you see? People selling their products? No. People selling the fear of you having to live without their products. Fear of aging, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty, fear of failure. Fear is the most basic emotion we have. Fear is primal. Fear sells.