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Sodium Content in Foods and Exercise

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:13 pm
by crb41
Hi all,

A quick question about sodium and physical activity. Can people who engage in intense physical activity afford more sodium than just the average joe due to a greater loss of sodium when they sweat? Or do all individuals regardless of their physical activity level require the same sodium limitations?


Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:29 pm
by ironmaiden708
You can get away with more sodium in your system if you do heavy amounts of exercise. The whole electrolyte balance thing won't be a problem unless you plan on doing a marathon.

Generally most people don't need to worry about sodium filled foods or the amount that they have in a day. As long as a person is active, eats healthy, and is in healthy condition then sodium won't be a problem. A lot of people easily consume 2-3x the rda amount of sodium in their diets as is and most don't have ailments.

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:12 am
by Ironman
Or too put it more simply, if you don't have high blood pressure, you are not sodium sensitive, and starting 10 minutes from now, you should ignore anything you ever hear about sodium. and eat as much as you want. ... yths1.html