Chug A Lug

An attractive but aggressive female executive dies of water intoxication while on a canyon “power hike”.

- YES,WE CAN SHIP TO JAPAN.

ANYWHERE YOU WANT.ONE MOMENT.

announcer: CHRISTINEIS THE EPITOME

OF AN A-TYPE PERSONALITY.

HER SUCCESSFUL CLOTHING COMPANYSELLS ITS GOODS

AROUND THE WORLD.

[telephone rings]

EVERYTHING SHE DOES...

- SIZE EIGHT!

announcer: SHE HAS TO DOBETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE.

- LOOK AT THIS.MOIST, MOIST.

HYDRATION.

GO, DRINK SOME WATER.- YES.

- GET.THANK YOU.

announcer: AND THAT INCLUDESSOMETHING AS BASIC AS WATER.

- A HYDRATED BODYIS MORE BEAUTIFUL.

announcer: SHE RAN MORE WATERTHROUGH HER BODY

THAN THE HOOVER DAM.

- DRINKING EIGHT GLASSESOF WATER A DAY

IS ACTUALLY A MYTHAS OPPOSED TO A MEDICAL FACT.

EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT,

AND THEIR REQUIREMENTSARE DIFFERENT.

THE MEDIA REINFORCESTHIS MYTH THAT

WE HAVE TO DRINK EXCESSIVEAMOUNTS OF WATER.

SOME PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLYBECOME OBSESSIVE

ABOUT DRINKING WATER.

- OKAY.MOVE IT, PRETTY BOY.

announcer: AFTER A LONG,HARD DAY AT THE OFFICE,

CHRISTINE LIKED TO RELAX...

- READ THE SIGNS, OLD PEOPLE!COME ON!

announcer: BY EXERCISINGEVEN HARDER.

THE MORE SHE RAN,THE MORE SHE DRANK.

- [sighs]

announcer: ON THIS DAY,HER ARCH RUNNING NEMESIS

APPEARED ON THE TRACK.

CHRISTINE HAD RUNFOUR MARATHONS

AND LOST EVERY ONE TO BILLY,

HER MUSCULAR COMPETITOR.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS JUSTA TRAINING RUN,

CHRISTINE WAS DETERMINEDTO BEST HER RIVAL.

SHE TOOK THE LEAD...

- [grunting]

announcer: BUT THENDROPPED DEAD IN HER TRACKS.

- DRINKING EXCESSIVEAMOUNTS OF WATER

WITHOUT ELECTROLYTEREPLENISHMENT

CAN CAUSE SWELLINGOF THE CELLS OF THE BRAIN.

NOW, THE SWELLING IS CAUSEDBECAUSE THE EXCESSIVE WATER

DILUTES THE SALT THAT'S NORMALLYIN THE BLOODSTREAM.

NOW, THIS DILUTION CAUSESWATER TO BE FORCED

INTO THE CELLSTO BALANCE THE GRADIENT.

THIS SWELLING OF THE CELLSFROM THE WATER FLOWING INTO IT

CAUSES SWELLING IN THE BRAIN.

AND THE SWELLING CAN CAUSE

SEIZURES, BRAIN DAMAGE,OR EVEN DEATH.

announcer: CHRISTINEWAS AN A-TYPE

WHO THOUGHT LIFE WAS A GAME.

- SLOW, SLOW, SLOW!

announcer: SHE DEFINITELY WON

THE WATER-DRINKINGCOMPETITION...

- [grunting]

announcer: BUT LOSTIN THE LIFE EVENT.

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