Are painkillers hurting your performance?

  For many athletes from beginners to professionals, taking painkillers has become a pre- or post-event ritual. One study found that almost 60 percent of racers at the 2008 Ironman Triathlon in Brazil reported using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers (often referred to as NSAIDs) at some point in the three months leading up to the event, with about half of them taking a pill during the race. Many athletes take these medications as a way of relieving discomfort during and after a ...

Will Prolonged Sitting Affect Your Health?

  It's hard to avoid sitting for stretches at a time, whether it be for business or for pleasure. And while hours at a desk or the couch are just normal parts of life now, we are more sedentary than any previous generation. In fact, most adults spend over nine hours a day doing sedentary activities. Research shows that long periods of sitting down, even for people who are otherwise physically active, take a toll on your health—and not just your sore back! It can also increase inflammation in ...
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