Friday, July 6, 2012

Stress, recovery and booze

Well I hear that Stress Slows Your Recovery From Workouts.   I wonder if it is because stress makes us drink more

Therefore, in light of our major findings, athletes and others undergoing bouts of strenuous exercise should undertake strategies to a) obviate the negative effects of chronic mental stress or b) monitor for stress and engage carefully in strenuous exercise when chronic stress is unavoidable.

Of course Marcora would tell us that the big problem is that stress makes everything feel harder psychologically.  

1 comment:

Christopher Blum said...

Not sure I see the connection between this and booze. Personally, I use excercise as stress-relief. I always feel better after a solid workout, no matter what else is going on in my life. Although, that might just be because I sit in an office all day, so doing something purely physical at the end of it feels awesome...