geekster wrote:Also, when it comes to electrolytes, people generally get enough sodium but not enough potassium and calcium. One thing that helps is a product called Lite Salt from Morton or you can make your own. It is 1/2 regular sodium chloride table salt and 1/2 potassium chloride "salt substitute". You can get calcium fortified orange juice but my kippers have a good bit as the fish is smoked bone-in so it is bones and all (sort of like some forms of canned salmon, too) and has a lot of calcium.
You need more than just sodium.
Savannah wrote:* If you are tenting it, and need a lot of sleep (like I do) sleep by 2am because the sun will probably wake you by 9am . . . and if you went to sleep at sunrise, you may now be too sleepy to leave camp but too hot to sleep. Aaauuugh.
* Acceptance: Bring an extra cot or lounging camp chair for your shade structure so you can attempt a nap in the shade. If you are modest, bring a flat sheet so you can sleep with minimal items on without feeling so vulnerable that you can't fall asleep.
Ugly Dougly wrote:1. Hit the sauna for a couple of weeks before you go "home".
alt12 wrote:This year we're taking it up a notch with NUUN electrolyte tablets, which is pure electrolytes without sugar..... I'm buying a bunch for my camel bak when I am out and around as well... any sports store will have electrolyte tablets....
mudpuppy000 wrote:You need to rest sometime, can't go nonstop for a week without crashing. :) It's important to listen to what your body is telling you to do, and not overdo it.
If the heat is getting you down, you can stick your feet in an icewater bath. I guarantee that'll cool you off FAST. :D I also found that cruising around on my bike was alot more pleasant than sitting under my shade structure baking.
Also, you don't need to drink so much water that you "piss clear". A light yellow is fine. You don't want to piss brown, though, and if you are, that is the sign that you need more water.
Hyponatremia, also called water intoxication, is generally the result of drinking excessive amounts of plain water which causes a low concentration of sodium in the blood.
Causes of Hyponatremia
During high intensity exercise, sodium is lost along with sweat. An athlete who only replaces the lost fluid with water will have a decreased blood-sodium concentration.
Symptoms of Hyponatremia
The early warning signs are often subtle and may be similar to dehydration and include nausea, muscle cramps, disorientation, slurred speech, and confusion. At this point, many athletes drink more water because they think they are dehydrated. Unfortunately, water alone will increase the problem of hyponatremia. At the most extreme an athlete may experience seizures, coma, or death.
Treatment of Hyponatremia
At the first sign of symptoms an athlete should drink a sodium containing sports drink or eat salty foods. Ideally, an athlete should plan ahead and estimate his or her fluid loss and need for sodium replacement during the event, and stay on a hydration schedule during the race.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
Skyote wrote:oneeyeddick wrote:Not getting completely baked before Noon also goes a long way in not needing that afternoon nap.
Damn, there's my problem right there!
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