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IS BEER REALLY A GOOD RECOVERY DRINK?

This month’s AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast

This month’s AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast talks about beer as a recovery drink. Does having a beer after a workout affect recovery? Is beer different to other kinds of alcohol? Let’s hear what science has to say about it.

Going for a beer after a team practice or a sports game is a common practice for athletes at all levels. However, there is a lot of speculation as to whether having a beer is good or bad for recovery. Beer is known to have nutrients that may help regain what the body lost during exercise, but it also has alcohol which is known to be dehydrating and potentially have an effect on performance. So is it a bad or a good idea? Melissa Drake and Santiago Peña, Class of 2018, discuss what science says about beer as a recovery drink and if there is a “right way” to drink it after exercise. Listen before heading out for drinks after your next game.

You can find more AISTS Sports Medicine podcast on our Soundcloud channel or on the Apple Podcast app. To learn more about the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology, visit www.aists.org/education

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