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Having sex the night before Athletic Competition likely to have Positive Impact on performance, suggests New Research

These results are surprising, considering the common view that abstinence from sexual activity can boost athletic performance

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October 5, 2016: Having sex the night before athletic competition may have a positive impact on performance, suggests new research.
These results are surprising, considering the common view that abstinence from sexual activity can boost athletic performance.
“Abstaining from sexual activity before the athletic competition is a controversial topic in the world of sport,” said lead study author Laura Stefani, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Florence, Italy.

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“We show no robust scientific evidence to indicate that sexual activity has a negative effect on athletic results,” Stefani said.
For the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, the authors sifted through hundreds of studies with the potential to provide evidence, however, big or small, on the impact of sexual activity on sports performance.
After setting a number of criteria to filter out the most reliable of these studies, only nine were included in the review.

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One of these found that the strength of female former athletes did not differ if they had sex the night before.

Another actually observed a beneficial effect on marathon runners’ performance.
“Unless it takes place less than two hours before, the evidence actually suggests sexual activity may have a beneficial effect on sports performance,” Stefani said.
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The authors concluded that because the current evidence debunks the long-held abstinence theories, athletes should not feel guilty when engaging in their usual sexual activity up to the day before the competition. (IANS)
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)