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How To Maintain A Strong Immune System

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 3/5/2020 to Performance Tip Of The Week
How To Maintain A Strong Immune System
As we age there is a predictable decline in our immune function. Compromised immunity begins in early adulthood and accelerates rapidly after 40 years of age. Scientist call this Immunosenescence. Immunosenescence explains why older people are at greater risk of infections and diseases. As we age, our immune system does not respond as robustly to allergens and other challenges...

Are You A Weekend Warrior?

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 2/26/2020 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Are You A Weekend Warrior?
Intuitively one would expect that individuals who exercise on most days over the course of the week would derive greater health advantages than those who cram their exercise into the weekend, the weekend warriors. A number of studies have suggested that regular exercise over the week delivers more health benefits but these studies involved self-reported activity and are certainly open to error. A recently published study took a more analytical approach to the question of whether regular or concentrated exercise activity is best...

Caffeine Or Coffee. Which Is Better?

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/13/2020 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Caffeine Or Coffee. Which Is Better?
There is a spirited discussion on the Internet on whether endurance athletes would benefit from taking coffee or caffeine. A google search shows thousands of citations dealing with the pros and cons of coffee versus caffeine. Much of this discussion may be a result of a personal bias, whether you own a Starbucks or manufacture caffeine pills, or caffeine containing drinks or gels. The core question is whether caffeine regardless of form improves endurance performance...

Get More Out Of Your Indoor Trainer: Hydration

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/7/2020 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Get More Out Of Your Indoor Trainer: Hydration
As the weather turns colder, serious endurance athletes will be moving indoors to stay in shape. Indoor workouts requires multiple decisions. Which trainer to buy, since there are many options, and, what are the best workouts. All too often, in selecting the best trainer and workout regimen, fueling and hydration issues are neglected. Generally hydration is even more important during an indoor session, and neglecting fueling will negatively impact the quality of your workout. Here are some considerations...



Exercise Improves Brain Health, Why?

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 12/13/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Exercise Improves Brain Health, Why?
Multiple studies have documented a positive correlation between exercise and brain health. Researchers have shown that exercise may delay both the onset and severity of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise benefits are seen even when the exercise regimen is initiated later in life. Although the correlation is strong, researchers are still puzzled why. The answer may lie in a specific hormone called irisin...

Prevent A Holiday Hangover

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 12/6/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Prevent A Holiday Hangover
We are in the middle of the holiday season and for many of us that means excess eating, drinking and next day hangovers. Obviously there is one way to avoid a holiday hangover but we would not be so imprudent as to suggest it. That being the case, here are four ways Accelerade can reduce hangover symptoms...
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