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    Why shouldn’t we neglect a neck muscle contracture?

    A neck muscle contracture is a type of injury that affects all types of people, not just athletes. It is important to treat them to prevent them from going further. Factors such as poor posture or a direct blow can cause the appearance of these involuntary muscle contractions, but also lack of exercise and poor nutrition. TYPES OF NECK MUSCLE CONTRACTURES There are three main types of neck muscle contractures. Depending on which one we are suffering from, the pain or treatment may be different. For example, in post-traumatic contractures, the pain appears after receiving a blow to the area, is intense and is accompanied by stiffness. They are the…

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    Tell me how many funds you make and I’ll tell you if you’re going to die young.

    The recent research, published in JAMA Network Open, shows that the men in the study who could do more than 40 funds were 96% less likely to suffer some type of cardiovascular problem than those who did less than 10. We remind you that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. In the study, with 1104 men in good health, a metronome set at 80 pulses per minute was used and participants stopped when they reached 80 funds, when they couldn’t keep up with the metronome and lost three or more pulses or simply when they couldn’t do any more push-ups. Seven percent made 10 or…

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    Exercises you shouldn’t do at the gym

    In spite of being immersed in the middle of 2019, we can still find inside a gym a great number of people doing exercises that are either potentially harmful or are done with the wrong approach. To shed a little more light on this subject, let us detail some of these points and the reasons why these exercises should not be performed. EXERCISES AFTER NAPE Exercises after the nape of the neck (such as presses or dominated exercises) are potentially very harmful, as they place our glenohumeral joint in a very compromised and highly unstable position. When we perform an exercise after the nape of the neck, we provoke an…

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    Remedies for heartburn and stomach problems of athletes

    This problem happens to cyclists as well as runners, swimmers and everyone who engages in high-intensity aerobic sport, but there are a number of tips that will help you eliminate this problem. Avoid citrus fruits, both in juice and whole fruits before your training trip. Chocolate, strong spicy foods, carbonated and caffeinated drinks are not for you either. Do not eat fat or protein during the two hours prior to your race or training. While you exercise hydrate continuously, taking sips of water or energy drink every 15 minutes. As far as energy drinks are concerned, avoid those that are highly concentrated in carbohydrates. If they have a high energy…

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    What is microbiota and why is it so important for our health and sports performance?

    Did you know that 100 billion bacteria live in your intestine? You are the center of your kingdom, but if your bacteria agreed, you would lose in a democratic vote! And by a lot, so it’s better to take care of your microbiote, know it and pamper it, because your health, your energy and even your mood depend on the balance of the microorganisms that live in your intestine. The microorganisms that live in your body don’t just strengthen your defences and make sure you go to the bathroom regularly. You live with them from the moment you are born and they take part in many vital functions for your…

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    Losing fat without losing muscle: training and supplementation keys

    Most of the time, getting a fitness body in a sports person is not a matter of losing weight and losing weight, it is a matter of losing fat, gaining muscle and getting definition. In order to do this, you should consider an adequate training and also a good nutritional plan, including supplementation. Be careful to reduce your activity exclusively to cardiovascular training or with an excessive limitation of caloric intake, in both cases it is true that you will lose fat, but you will also lose muscle mass, causing the metabolism to slow down and spend fewer calories each time. It is much more efficient to direct your training…

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    Oatmeal: a supercereal for the athlete’s diet

    It’s not just the heritage of British gastronomy. We are talking about oats, an authentic superfood that has a long English nutritional tradition, but which in recent times, fortunately, has been extending its good reputation to our borders, and is known for its virtues for the athlete as a supercereal! Oats provide us with proteins, slowly assimilated carbohydrates and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. It is very rich in vitamin E and B vitamins, especially vitamin B1, which reduce anxiety and improve depressive states. It stimulates the thyroid gland and increases metabolism, so despite its caloric value we should not exclude it from our diet. THE…

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    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Continuing to Take Sugar

    Why does my body ask for sugar all the time? Sugar consumption usually releases endorphins, which create a feeling of pleasure. You can see that people with lower levels of endorphins are more likely to get hooked on sweets. Is brown sugar really much better than white sugar? Both provide many calories but the brown retains some of the original vitamins, unlike the white has been very refined, so it is a better alternative, but beware: there are brown sugars that are white sugars dyed with molasses. If I change the white sugar for honey is everything solved? Honey contains sucrose, fructose and glucose, as well as minerals and vitamins,…

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    Eating disorders and drug abuse

    Drug addiction is a multifactorial disorder that results from the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Addictive behavior is characterized by a compulsion to seek and use the drug, a loss of control over intake, and the emergence of a negative emotional state when access to the substance is prevented. Substance use disorder (TUS) must be considered a chronic disease, since even after a satisfactory detoxification process and long periods of abstinence, it is common for the addict to relapse into consumption. Numerous factors that can influence the development of addiction have been studied, such as genetics, the influence of friends during adolescence, exposure to stressful situations, lack of social…

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    The “Doctor” Internet Allied or Enemy of Our Health?

    All of us have gone to the Internet to make a consultation or clear up any doubts about our health, and it is worth asking ourselves: is the content on Health on the Internet reliable? Are there mechanisms in search engines that prioritise scientific and truthful information? Is it advisable to look for a diagnosis on the Internet? Are the Internet and Health technologies always our allies? Those of us who work in communication have no doubt that the Internet has managed to democratize knowledge. But, those of us who have also specialized in Science and Health, have serious doubts about the fact that, in what has been called e-Health,…