ARTICLE: OVER-HYDRATION CAN LEAD TO HYPONATREMIA AND IN EXTREME CASES DEATH

CrossFit:

4 rounds for time of:
Row, 500 m
Run, 400 m
30 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs

Performance: 14/10# at 10/9 ft
Fitness: 10/6# at 9ft. 3 Rounds.

Barbell and Oly Club:

Rest Day

Article:

When there is news about catastrophic injury and death amongst athletes, most people typically think about concussion, cardiac arrest and exertional heat stroke. Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is rarely mentioned alongside these three conditions despite its extension into a diverse number of sporting events.

The recent and tragic deaths of two otherwise healthy 17-year old high school football players from hyponatremic encephalopathy underscores the need for increased education toward translating evidenced-based science into clinical practice. All EAH deaths are tragic because they are unnecessary and preventable. The single greatest risk factor for EAH and its associated complications is over-hydration. Although severely symptomatic hyponatremia is relatively rare, the evidence supports that death from EAH is avoidable if athletes adhere to rational hydration strategies and avoid excessive and unneeded fluid intake. Read More

http://usafootball.com/blogs/health-and-safety/post/9731/over-hydration-can-lead-to-hyponatremia-and-in-extreme-cases-death