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Friday 22, Apr 2011

  Caffeine Can Enhance Athletic Performance

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Caffeine Can Enhance Athletic Performance According to scientists at the University of Birmingham, athletes can benefit from intake of caffeine while providing a performance as it stimulates the absorption of carbohydrates by the human body. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham’s school of sport and exercise sciences.

It was found during the investigation that the caffeine in sports drinks could increase the absorption of carbohydrates by as much as 26 percent, leading to a sharp advantage for athletes while participating in professional events.

Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, the director of the University’s Human Performance Laboratory, said that if an individual can obtain energy from his or her drinks then he or she is using less energy from the body stores.

Friday 08, Jan 2010

  Endurance athletes need to emphasize on hydration

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athleteEndurance athletes need to emphasize on the need for hydration for delivering dramatic performances on a consistent basis, a fact that was reiterated by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) while presenting its statements on dehydration and Hyponatremia for athletes during endurance competitions.

Hyponatremia is a fatal complication that may happen to any athlete when too much of water or sport drinks are consumed leading to disruption or dilution of sodium levels in the body. Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM, referring to the Boston Marathon (18th April), stated that most marathon participants appeared properly hydrated to him and this hinted that the participants had received the message of proper hydration for attaining best results.

ACSM experts suggested that all active individuals and not just endurance athletes need to emphasize on hydration while being in heat or humidity.

Saturday 26, Sep 2009

  Hydration is a must for endurance athletes

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Hydration is a must for endurance athletesThe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has reiterated its statements on dehydration and Hyponatremia for athletes during endurance competitions with a clear aim for providing amicable solutions to peculiar issues related to hydration of athletes during competitive events.

Hyponatremia is a life-endangering condition that can be caused when an athlete consumes too much of water or sports drinks, leading to disruption or dilution of sodium levels in the body.

Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM, referring to the Boston Marathon (18th April), was of the view that most participants of this marathon appeared properly hydrated to him and they probably had received the message of proper hydration for attaining best results.

The team of ACSM experts remarked that all active individuals and not only endurance athletes need to be careful of hydration while performing an activity in humidity or heat.

Sunday 30, Aug 2009

  Hydration: A must for endurance athletes

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Hydration: A must for endurance athletesThe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) reiterated its statements on dehydration and Hyponatremia for athletes during endurance competitions with a predefined and clear aim to provide solutions to peculiar issues that are related to hydration of athletes.

Hyponatremia is a life-endangering condition that can happen to an athlete when too much of water or sports drinks are consumed that often lead to disruption or dilution of sodium levels in the body.

Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM, referring to the Boston Marathon (18th April), was of the view that most participants of this marathon appeared properly hydrated to him and they probably had received the message of proper hydration for attaining best results.

It was revealed by ACSM experts that all active individuals and not just endurance athletes need to be mindful of hydration while undertaking any activity in heat or humidity.

Monday 03, Aug 2009

  Caffeine can boost athletic performance

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Caffeine can boost athletic performanceAccording to scientists at the University of Birmingham, athletes can benefit from intake of caffeine while delivering performance as it boosts absorption of carbohydrates by the human body. The study was conducted by researchers at University of Birmingham’s school of sport and exercise sciences.

It was found during the study that caffeine into sports drinks can enhance the absorption rate of carbohydrates by as much as 26 percent, which can give a distinctive edge to athletes somewhat like steroids while participating in professional events.

Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, the director of the University’s Human Performance Laboratory, was of the view that if an individual can obtain energy from his or her drinks then he or she is using less energy from the body stores. Jeukendrup also said that while caffeine does affect carbohydrates in the body, it cannot be termed as a performance-enhancing substance.

It is important to note here that Caffeine was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances, way back in January 2004.

Tuesday 28, Jul 2009

  Proper Hydration is a must for Runners

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Proper Hydration is a must for RunnersThe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) reiterated its statements on dehydration and Hyponatremia for athletes during endurance competitions with an aim to clarify peculiar issues concerning hydration of athletes.

Hyponatremia is a fatal condition that can happen when athletes take too much intake of water or sports drinks leading to dilution or disruption of sodium levels of the body.

It was pointed out by ACSM Experts in sports medicine and exercise science that hydration is highly important for all active people and water/sports drinks, when consumed as per recommendations, are not fatal for athletes. It was also noted that excessive fluid consumption leading to Hyponatremia is a rare condition that is not found in most athletes.

Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM, referring to the Boston Marathon (18th April), said that most participants appeared to be properly hydrated and have probably received the message of proper hydration for better results.

ACSM Experts said that all active individuals and not just endurance athletes must be mindful of the need of hydration during any kind of activity in the heat and humidity.