Many people derive pleasure from smoking a joint, but it’s not something that serious athletes should do along with watching their macros, getting enough rest and drinking a gallon of water a day. New research indicates that marijuana decreases performance, and it greatly increases you chances of death from hypertension.
A study published August 21, 2017 in the journal Acta Physiologica, conducted by Swedish researchers, found that the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen inhibits muscle growth. These results are quite significant, for the simple fact that many athletes, gym rats and bodybuilders may take ibuprofen for pain and inflammation before and after workouts.
It turns out that our air, even in areas where levels are deemed “healthy,” can be bad. What’s worse is that the quality of the air can be a cause of premature death for the elderly, those with respiratory ailments such as asthma, or young people.
Most studies show that moderate drinkers are twice as likely to exercise regularly as non-drinkers. The results are consistent in men, women and different age groups.
Some SSRIs impair sexual performance more than others— according to a study led by Alireza Zahiroddin from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Iran.
Massage has little effect on post-exercise recovery— according to a meta-analysis and literature review of 22 studies by scientists from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.
A study on rats by Chinese scientists found that testosterone supplements improved erectile function by stimulating the ERK1/2 pathway, which has a direct effect on the cellular DNA that controls sexual function.
Consuming high-protein meals six times a day for 56 days caused larger decreases in body fat and abdominal body fat than consuming meals containing moderate amounts of protein three times a day— according to a study led by Paul Arciero from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
A Scandinavian study of more than 100,000 women found that those who used tanning beds increased the risk of melanoma— a deadly form of skin cancer— by 55 percent.
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