Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports

Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports

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By (author) Tim Noakes

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 30mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 145042497X
  • ISBN 13: 9781450424974
  • Illustrations note: 132 black & white illustrations, 26 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 87,602

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This title helps you discover the truth about sports drinks. Ever since researchers in Florida first formulated Gatorade in 1965, use of sports drinks has increased to the point of overindulgence by elite performers and novices alike. Athletes, parents, coaches and even many professionals in the fields of medicine, fitness and sport science routinely recommend rates of fluid intake during exercise that far exceed limits established by research. Endurance athletes and people who exercise vigorously for extended bouts should drink during exercise, but they should do so with a fuller understanding of the true facts. "Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports", examines widely applied hydration prescriptions for athletes and scrutinizes claims of the sports drink industry that run counter to years of scientific study. This book will be a groundbreaking and eye-opening work for millions of athletes worldwide who seek to train and perform at a high level.

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Known throughout the academic community for the high-calibre nature of his scientific insights and work, Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery Health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Publishing the first scientific article on Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH) is considered among his greatest achievements.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Perspectives on Human Physiology and Hydration; Chapter 2 Thirst as a Signal for Fluid Intake; Chapter 3 Water's Role in Thermoregulation; Chapter 4 Salt Balance in the Body; Chapter 5 Emergence of the Sports Drink Industry; Chapter 6 The Shaky Science of Hydration; Chapter 7 Early Drinking Guidelines; Chapter 8 Discovery of Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia; Chapter 9 The Biology of EAH; Chapter 10 EAH and EAHE on a Global Scale; Chapter 11 Guidelines for Fluid Intake.