Originally Posted by charliefedererer
Probably the only ones at real risk for low sodium related cramps are those practicing playing day after day in the hot summer, and who have a low sodium diet. (Most Americans probably take in an excess of sodium overall in their diets.)
Exactly. When you drink pickle juice or take salt tablets, you're destroying a key health benefit of exercise, namely counteracting your high-blood-pressure-causing excess sodium intake.
By the way, it might make sense for a _British_ medical journal to discourage use drinks to compensate for heavy sweating. Who sweats heavily in their climate?