Health & Fit This Is Your Heart on Endurance Sports
How Much Wine is Safe to Drink Per Day?
You'll often see the same phrase when it comes to reaping wine's health benefits: it has to be in moderation. But what exactly does this mean?But if you want to reap these benefits rather than drinking alcohol's downfalls (weight gain, belly fat, disrupted sleep), then you'll want to make sure you're drinking the right amount of wine. So how much wine is too much? (Related: 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.
We’ve all read stories about the guy who dropped dead while running his first, or the athlete who almost crossed the finish line of his —but had a heart attack instead. Sounds alarming, but the number of fatalities in endurance sports is still relatively low, according to new research by the American Heart Association.
Your 16-week plan, plus pro tips for making it through a 26.2-mile race.
The Difference Between Farm-Raised and Wild-Caught Salmon
Farm raised vs wild caught salmon, what exactly is the difference? We asked a chef at a popular California seafood restaurant to explain.There has been a lot of misinformation thrown around about the two (with the burden mostly falling on farmed); so, in an attempt to get a more concise answer on the farm-raised vs. wild-caught salmon debate, we did some research and consulted Jeremy Woodrow, the executive director of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, to lend more insight on what types of salmon are wild-caught. (Related: 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.
“The 50-year-old former college athlete with known or hidden heart disease who’s been sedentary for years and decides to do a triathlon is at the greatest risk,” says lead study author Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D. Some more facts: Almost half the people who have a heart attack during a triathlon are first-timers. Men are four to six times more likely to have a heart attack (and die from it) during an endurance event than women, possibly because, on average, they may be older and running at a faster pace, stressing their hearts more, suggests Franklin. And half of all exercise-related cardiac events occur during the last mile of the marathon.
“There’s a huge temptation to think, ‘I’m almost done, let me sprint as hard as I can and beat my best time,’ ” he notes. This major increase in heart rate and blood pressure increases the likelihood of a heart attack either because the heart isn’t getting adequate blood flow, or plaque in the arteries can rupture.
Can stress cause a heart attack? It's a risk factor for heart disease
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease which drastically increases the risk of having a heart attack.Here's what you need to know about the effects of chronic stress on your heart, as well as a rare condition called stress-induced cardiomyopathy.
Franklin’s advice: Train progressively and don’t sprint to the finish.
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Best protein shakes for a quick macronutrient boost .
For bodybuilding, weight loss, and easy meal replacement.While there are many options available, bodybuilders or those looking to gain muscle should look for options with more grams of protein per serving. Runners, especially long distance runners, can get protein shakes that offer more carbohydrates along with protein to help sustain their endurance. For those who are looking to lose body fat, the addition of low fat, high protein, and low carbohydrate shakes is worth looking into.