Remember the previous blog entry about healthy optimists?
Well, seriously, it seems that LiveScience is wearing a real application of that right now. “New research suggests our bodies bounce back from a tough workout more quickly than we might think.” it says, then briefly explains why: “the fastest finishers, who also trained the most, also maintained a relatively low level of sympathetic tone. ¶ ‘The low level of sympathetic tone also contributes to the fast recovery time,’ said David Spierer, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Long Island University. ‘These physiological findings are very interesting and could significantly impact training of athletes in the future.’ ”
This is something I’ll be exploring with the Psysiology people tomorrow, I think. And hopefully also do.