I have written about this as part of another post about how much water you should be drinking on a hike. But let’s take a look at the science behind hyponatremia (aka water intoxication).
Hyponatremia (aka water intoxication) is lethal
Drinking too much water can lower sodium in the circulating blood to critically low levels, causing mild to life-threatening medical situations. People who take part in activities, such as endurance hiking or backpacking, are at elevated risk.
Let’s watch the video from Authority Nutrition and get a handle on what up with water consumption.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.