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Posted by Total Beauty 02/23/12 at 02:47PM

We've been told to chug water to stay healthy and beautiful, but now experts are saying we may be overdoing it. Dr. Timothy Noakes, Discovery Health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and author of "Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports," explains:

The sports drink industry has convinced athletes (and us) to down liquids throughout a workout, even if we're not thirsty, says Noakes. But this can lead to being over-hydrated, which in some cases can be fatal. The solution? Listen to your body, drink when you're thirsty, and stop when you're not thirsty. Easy, right?
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  • Posted by tinkerbella26 on 06/04/13 at 10:53pm

    i love water! calorie free and my favorite drink

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  • Posted by jessicaviolett on 05/31/13 at 06:11pm

    nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/26/12 at 11:47am

    If my pee is bright yellow I know that I need to drink more.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/22/12 at 12:02pm

    This is some of the best advice I've heard in years!

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  • Posted by gillianr on 03/09/12 at 07:52pm

    Good advice,but what about people whose body retain water?

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  • Posted by agnesN on 02/24/12 at 09:22am

    Excellent recommendation "drink when you're thirsty". I've heard that drinking too much water will wash away the necessary vitamins and minerals from the body.

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