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Phelps skin tags and other athletes call attention to the Olympics

Phelps skin tags and other athletes call attention to the Olympics

No need to repair too much find round marks on the skin of the athletes competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But in spite of their seeming bruised, the marks are in fact the result of a treatment that helps in the muscular recovery of training and competitions: Cupping.

In Portuguese, the term would be something like "sangria" or "sucker", and consists in using small glass cups to perform suctions on the skin. Studies have pointed out that millennial treatment may have come about 3,000 years BC, and to this day it is widely used by elite athletes such as the American swimmer Michael Phelps, claiming that the technique stimulates the flow of energy through his body. The stains generated by the cups, which can last from two to three weeks, seem to be nothing close to the benefits of the treatment. Gymnast Alex Naddour is also adept at the practice: "It provides relief from the pain of gymnastics beats." This has been a secret of mine over the course of this year that keeps me healthy.It's the best thing I've ever done to recover. "Natalie Coughlin, a former Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin also bets on Cupping and even showed a bit of technique in her Instagram:

Natalie-Coughlin - Photo: Divulga / Instagram

Natalie -Coughlin - Photo: Disclosure / Instagram


Physical exercise prevents breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Physical exercise prevents breast cancer in postmenopausal women

After the menopausal period, with all its symptoms that bother you, another ghost begins to prowl women: the greater risks of getting breast cancer. But good news was discovered by researchers at the National Cancer Institute. According to him, regular physical activity can make that chance a little further.

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Consuming fluids improves workout performance

Consuming fluids improves workout performance

Everyone should drink, on average, two liters of water a day to stay hydrated. The recommendation, which many people do not follow strictly, should be law for those who practice physical exercises. This is because the body needs to replenish the large amount of fluid it loses through perspiration. "Water is responsible for 70% of our body's functioning.

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