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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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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

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