SIGNS YOU'RE DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER
Here's a list of myths about hydration, reported by The Huffington Post:
1. Feeling thirsty means you're already dehydrated.
When you feel thirsty, your body is telling you it's trying to conserve water -- not that your body has run out of water. Advice: Drink water only when you feel the need.
2. Your performance will not suffer if you're not 100 percent hydrated.
When you're active, it's normal to get a little dehydrated, and mild to moderate dehydration will not affect your performance in most sporting endeavors. Advice: Mild dehydration is a natural part of exercise and is not necessarily something you should try to prevent.
3. You should drink until your urine is clear.
Urine color is a poor marker of hydration or dehydration. Advice: If you drink enough water to consistently dilute your urine, you're drinking too much.
4. Muscle cramps are a sign of dehydration.
Muscle cramps don't always mean you're dehydrated; instead, they probably mean you are fatigued. Advice: Just because you feel a cramp, don't reach for the sports drink or water bottle. Instead, take a nap.