6 January 2016

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Do you know how your medications work? Athletes and beta blockers

by Kara Gilbert
This article is motivated by some incidental conversations I've had with fellow athletes in recent times regarding dissatisfaction with their own medication regimes. The use of beta-blockers, in particular, for managing hypertension (high blood pressure) or arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)...

18 December 2015

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Heat is Hard on the Heart

by Kara Gilbert
We're experiencing a heat wave in Melbourne! How does training in hot weather affect your heart? On a hot day, blood flow is rerouted so more of it goes to your skin surface to help your body let off your internal heat (and you break a sweat). The redirection of blood flow to the skin makes...

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