Category Archives: Water

Athletes: obey your thirst

Tim Noakes has a nice review paper in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism on hydration for athletes: Is Drinking to Thirst Optimum? It is open access at least for now.  In short, Noakes makes a convincing case that drinking to 'stay ahead of thirst' during exercise is unnecessary and simply drinking according to thirst is best for several reasons. It has a great history on how it came to be that before 1965, it was commonly accepted that athletes should not consume liquids during competition Read more [...]