58 min

The hidden science of hydration with Sports Scientist and Co-Founder of Precision Hydration, Andy Blow #9 The Perfect Athlete Podcast

    • Sports

*TRIGGER WARNING* - This episode does include a mention on attempted suicide at 44:38.

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We all know that we need water to survive, but beyond the classic rule of thumb to drink 8 glasses a day, there’s a world of science behind hydration that most of us don’t realise affects everything we do. With experience in maximising performance from elite Formula 1 drivers like Mark Webber and Jenson Button, Precision Hydration’s Founder Andy Blow understands the power of proper hydration. 
This fact-packed episode of The Perfect Athlete sees myths debunked and popular hydration solutions challenged, from the early days of isotonic drinks such as Gatorade, to the potentially critical health risks that come from an often-underlooked scenario - overhydration.
In this episode we cover:
The dangers of overhydration and hypernatremiaSafely making weight for sports with weigh-insWhen and for whom isotonic drinks work bestF1’s focus on hydrationThe myths surrounding urine colour and water consumptionCalculating how much you should drinkMauro Prosperi’s 9-day survival in the Sahara DesertRelationship between sleep and hydrationPerfect Athlete is sponsored by Podcast Labs, full-service podcast production and marketing agency. Find out more at https://podcastlabs.co.uk/

Related articles:
How to start hydrated and why that's so important
What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?

Links and references at: https://perfectathletepodcast.com/

*TRIGGER WARNING* - This episode does include a mention on attempted suicide at 44:38.

Get 15% off at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ with discount code PERFECTATHLETE 

We all know that we need water to survive, but beyond the classic rule of thumb to drink 8 glasses a day, there’s a world of science behind hydration that most of us don’t realise affects everything we do. With experience in maximising performance from elite Formula 1 drivers like Mark Webber and Jenson Button, Precision Hydration’s Founder Andy Blow understands the power of proper hydration. 
This fact-packed episode of The Perfect Athlete sees myths debunked and popular hydration solutions challenged, from the early days of isotonic drinks such as Gatorade, to the potentially critical health risks that come from an often-underlooked scenario - overhydration.
In this episode we cover:
The dangers of overhydration and hypernatremiaSafely making weight for sports with weigh-insWhen and for whom isotonic drinks work bestF1’s focus on hydrationThe myths surrounding urine colour and water consumptionCalculating how much you should drinkMauro Prosperi’s 9-day survival in the Sahara DesertRelationship between sleep and hydrationPerfect Athlete is sponsored by Podcast Labs, full-service podcast production and marketing agency. Find out more at https://podcastlabs.co.uk/

Related articles:
How to start hydrated and why that's so important
What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?

Links and references at: https://perfectathletepodcast.com/

58 min