Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 7/31/2020 to
Performance Tip Of The Week
Although female athletes are capable of extraordinary achievement, a number of studies have investigated performance differences between male and female endurance athletes. Their findings are quite interesting. One study evaluated the amount of energy used by the respiratory muscles in male and female athletes. Respiratory muscles are muscles found in the rib cage and diaphragm that are critical for breathing. The researchers measured the amount of energy respiratory muscles consumed in male and female athletes during maximal exercise intensities.
Traveling The Carb/Fat Highway
Should You Drink Beer or Vodka After a Workout?
Consumption of beer is an essential part of the post exercise regimen of many serious athletes, especially after a hard workout or event. An intellectual argument can be made on either the pros or cons of alcohol consumption on endurance performance i.e. rehydration. Finally, a group of courageous Spanish researchers have tested the hypothesis in a rigorously controlled study.
Link Between Exercise and COVID-19
CBD & COVID-19
CBD is touted as the "miracle supplement" curing everything from arthritis to cancer. It was only a matter of time before unscrupulous marketers began promoting CBD as a cure for COVID-19. Their rationale for this unsupported claim is that CBD is a strong antioxidant and there is evidence that it can reduce inflammation, a factor which plays a primary role in the severity of COVID-19 infection. The major problem with this irresponsible advertising claim is there is not a shred of evidence that CBD offers any benefit in the treatment of COVID-19. And there is the danger that individuals who develop symptoms of COVID-19 may rely on CBD rather than seeking medical help.
High Stress and COVID-19