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Content: This source provides an example of a group of men overhydrating and then walking outside one day and then the next day did not drink any water before the walk but both days te men drank during the walk. It was seemed they tested to see if over hydration was even a thing and if it was how it would affect the men walking in the heat.

What it proved or did not prove: Over-hydration was beneficial to the men who were working in the heat.

Content: The mythology that surrounds hydration and water contamination from hikers and backpackers. Whether or not they believe hydration is important and if so how important. Some of the myths that come with hydration and dehydration are stated within the article.

What it proved or did not prove: There are plenty of myths that we have heard about drinking water for instance when your urine is dark it does not mean you are dehydrated also when you are thirsty it is too late and you already dehydrated is also a myth.

Content: Fetal water intoxication in a woman who died hours after she drank a ton of water. It is such thing to drink too much water and it can also affect your mindset as well as the parts of your body.

What it proved or did not prove: Water intoxication is something that can happen to individuals, it is not always recognizable but it can cause deaths. The death would be categorized as “hyponatraemia as a result of acute water intoxication.”

Content: Overheating is one thing but hydration is not always the answer to being overheated because it is shown in this article that people will drink too much water in that case. There is a story placed in this source that deals with mixing drugs and not staying hydrated in the slightest bit.

What it proved or did not prove: When someone is experiencing an ill ness or going through drug withdrawal and hospitalized, drinking TOO much water is a problem for many people. When individuals drink too much water, the water dilutes the blood which causes the sodium levels to drop.

Content: When we exercise we normally sweat out more than we drink water which causes a hypotonic-hypovelmia in our blood.

What it proved or did not prove: Drinking too much water (hyper-hydration) has no advantages and does not benefit you when exercising in the heat.


  • Grandjean AC, Reimers KJ, Bannick KE, Haven MC. The effect of caffeinated, non-caffeinated, caloric and non-caloric beverages on hydration. J Am Coll Nutr. 2000;19(5):591–600.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Content: To examine the effects of different drinks that are not water on hydration in adults who are healthy.

What it proved or did not prove: There was no difference in the males that they studied whether they were drinking water or other liquids such as coffee, soda, alcohol.



Content: What athletes/ people who are apart of strenuous activity need to be drinking prior, during and after their activity and the benefits of that and how it effects their insides as well as their performance.

What it proved or did not prove: It is not good to drink water during exercise but drinking water before and after is extremely important as performance will be effected.



  • Valtin H. “Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.” Really? Is there scientific evidence for “8× 8”? Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002;283(5):R993–1004.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Content: Drinking the 8, eight ounce glasses of water daily is apparently important and that only includes the water that you drink and nothing else.

What it proved or did not prove: the 8, eight ounce glasses are all fluids combined it does not need to just be water. Everyone’s body is different depending on how much water one needs in order to be hydrated.

Content: What it really means to be hydrated vs. dehydrated and the amount of fluid needed to be hydrated. There are so many different factors that play a role in dehydration.

What it proved or did not prove: How dehydration effects individuals as well as athletes.


Content: The dehydration assessment and evaluations of dehydration and one’s performance.

What it proved or did not prove: Individuals performance is actually effected whether they are hydrated or dehydrated.

Content: The issues of exercising in the heat and how hydration plays a role in participating in events in the heat. The athletic trainers experiences of working with athletes who participate out in the heat.

What it proved or did not prove: In order to work with individuals in the heat it is crucial to know how much water they need to be hydrated. Water is so important when going out in the heat because you sweat out what you put into your body.

Content: The weight loss and weight gain on athletes specifically wrestlers depending on how much water/other fluids they consumed.

What it proved or did not prove: Wrestlers lost weight because they were not drinking water to make weight but then gained the weight back and NEEDED it during the rehydration stage.

Content: The importance of drinking water for everyone whether it is in the heat or just a regular day and what men and women need in order to hydrate themselves. There are specific foods out there that can also help people become hydrated and gives them water.

What it proved or did not prove: Men need more water compared to women, different people need different amounts of water depending on how their body responds. All of the foods that give off water.


Content: Dehydration reduces athletic performance and puts athletes at risk for health problems and sometimes even death. There are hydration tests that are being done/ need to be done more in order for athletes to see how much water they are drinking to find out whether it isn’t enough, it is, or needs to drink more.

What it proved or did not prove: How important it is to monitor your hydration as an athlete.


Content: Explaining what over hydration is and how it affects people as well as how it can happen. This also compares overhydration to dehydration and how each affects individuals whether it is the same or different. Athletes are affected more than others, but it is still something that can happen to anyone.

What it proved or did not prove: Over-hydration is a thing and we need to open our eyes and realize it.



Content: Anyone is at risk for dehydration and being dehydrated has not all good but not all bad effects on one’s body fluids, organ masses and water flux through the skin. Drinking water can affect the insides of a body because water is what regulates body temperature. This is all in relation to animals.

What it proved or did not prove: Dehydration does not only cause someone to pass out but it greatly affects one’s inside organs. Water balance inside of our body is so important.


  • Popkin B. M., D’Anci, K. E., Rosenberg I. H. (2010.) “Water, Hydration and Health.”US National Library of Medicine National Insititutes of Health. 68(8), 439-458.







  • Thesis as of right now: Water is extremely important in order to stay hydrated but there are other fluids that can be involved when trying to stay healthy.
  • What I am still looking for: I am still looking for more academic sources that will help me prove that water is extremely important and why one needs to drink water compared to the other liquids. I think it would helpful to find studies of indivduals who drink water as well as other liquids such as alcoholic, coffee, and soda and that they are healthy and keep themselves hydrated. With that being said, I feel it is important to find articles of individuals who do not drink water and what happens to their inside organs as well as how it effects them physically.
  • Current State of my Research: I am feeling more confident right now compared to how I felt at first when this assignment was first talked about. I feel this way because of the constant help either on emails or replies on the blog from Professor Hodges. I still do not feel 100% confident using google scholar, I struggle with what to research to find good academic articles. My biggest problem/ fear is determining my thesis at this point, I feel as if I definitely need help redeveloping a thesis at this point in time. I also am feeling a bit nervous on the amount of time we have left in the semester and how I am going to revise each argument that I already wrote and put it together to make a strong 3000- word research essay.



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