30 Jan '16, 7am

Can ginger help you recover from hard training?

Can ginger help you recover from hard training?

Here are two well-established findings concerning exercise and your immune system: First, moderate exercise boosts your immune system, thereby making you less susceptible to colds and other forms of sickness. Second, hard exercise, such as an intense track session or an especially long run, temporarily compromises your immune system. That's why it's common to come down with a cold when you're training hard. And that's why part of post-workout recovery, such as taking in carbohydrates soon after a particularly draining session, centers on bolstering your immune system. New research suggests adding another arrow to your post-workout recovery quiver, namely, ginger, which lowered markers of inflammation in runners in a study published in the Central European Journal of Immunology . Iranian researchers gathered 28 well-trained male runners for a 12-week training block. The sub...

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