Thursday 18 June 2009

Keep Up The Good Work, Señor

I'm concerned that Alcohol Concern aren't concerned with telling us about studies such as this.

It's Better To Drink Beer After Exercise Than Water

Professor Manuel Garzon, a member of Granada's medical faculty, made the finding after tests on 25 students over several months. Researchers believe that it is the sugars, salts, and bubbles in a beer that may help people absorb fluids more quickly.

The subjects in the study were asked to run on a treadmill at temperatures of 104F (40C) until they were close to exhaustion. Once they had reached the point of giving up, researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability.

Half of the subjects were given two half pints of Spanish lager to drink, and the other half were given just water.

Garzon said that the rehydration effection in those who were given beer was "slightly better" than those who were given only water.

Based on the results of the study, researchers recommend moderate consumption of beer as a part of athletes' diets.

I feel very athletic all of a sudden. Pass me my running shoes and crack open the San Miguel.


Unknown said...

He's behind the times Dick, I've been using this method for years and as a matter of fact drinking beer BEFORE doing anything athletic is most beneficial too...It reduces the urge to exercise in the first place! :)

Sue said...

Good sensible people live in Spain! We can smoke, drink and eat what we like and we don't get preached to!

That's why I live here.. :)

BTS said...

I'd like to volunteer for any future studies involving vodka..

Unknown said...

BTS - ditto, if it involves red wine.

However, I don't think that exercising to exhaustion sounds very nice, (TBY, you beat me to that one) but I could probably be exhausted after 30 seconds then off to the waiting red wine (and a fag...indoors). Result.

They do nice red wine in Spain too.

Then its all round to Sue's for a party ;-)

Dick Puddlecote said...

Great plan, Bear. Shall we book the flights now, or later Sue?