Tuesday January 28, 2020

Study Finds that Consuming Coffee can improve Sports Performance

To date, much of the research on this topic has focused only on anhydrous caffeine and men, said the researchers

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The finding also contributes to the growing body of research that highlights the ergogenic benefit of Coffee ingestion during Sports. Pixabay

Researchers have found that drinking coffee is associated with improving Sports performance in both men and women.

For the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers from Coventry University in the UK picked 38 participants (19 men, 19 women) and found that drinking caffeinated coffee improves speed of cycling.

According to the researchers, participants restricted coffee consumption for 12 hours before drinking either — coffee providing (3mg.kg minus one) of caffeine, a placebo in water or nothing as a control.

In a 5 km cycling time trial, following coffee ingestion, the performance of both men and women improved by approximately nine seconds and six seconds as compared with placebo and control, respectively.

No difference in performance was observed between the placebo and control.

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Researchers have found that drinking Coffee is associated with improving Sports performance in both men and women. Pixabay

The study’s findings suggest that both men and women respond similarly to coffee and that its ingestion may be a practical source of caffeine prior to exercise for improving performance.

The finding also contributes to the growing body of research that highlights the ergogenic benefit of coffee ingestion.

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To date, much of the research on this topic has focused only on anhydrous caffeine and men, said the researchers. (IANS)

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I Have Evolved as an Actor: Kriti Sanon

Bollywood Actress Kriti Sanon says that she is very critical of her performances

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Kriti Sanon talks about how she is critical about her performances in movies. Wikimedia Commons

BY SIMRAN SETHI

Actress Kriti Sanon made her Bollywood debut five years ago with “Heropanti”, and since then has never looked back. Last year, she featured in the multistarrer biggie “Housefull 4” with Akshay Kumar, and also starred in the multiplex superhit “Lukka Chuppi” opposite Kartik Aaryan. Her other two films last year, “Panipat” and “Arjun Patiala”, may have fared below expectations but her performance in these films were applauded.

Kriti feels she is evolving as an actor.

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Kriti Sanon says that her acting process is very organic and spontaneous but it does require a bit of homework. Wikimedia Commons

“I have definitely evolved as an actor over the years. I had no training in any filmmaking course, and I don’t have a film background. Whatever I have learned is on the job. My acting process is very organic and spontaneous but it does require a bit of homework. There’s no fixed formula. One should be able to understand his or her craft better, and figure out what’s working and what’s not. Or, one needs to work by hit and trial or think of how else you can surprise the audience. All these things keep me growing,” she told IANS.

Kriti also believes in analysing her work. “When it comes to my performance I am very much critical about it. I analyse my performances and see what went wrong or right. I feel the day I really get happy or satisfied then my mind will become stagnant. That’s what I don’t want.

“I have learned from mistakes and by doing this, I feel I have broadened my horizon. Now I look at things from different perspective,” she added.

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Kriti Sanon also believes in analysing her work. Wikimedia Commons

Not only this, the 29-year-old is now open to do more risky and challenging roles. And this realisation came to her a little more after portraying the role of Parvati Bai in Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Panipat”.

“Roles like Parvati Bai encourage you and give you the confidence of doing something different. It was not easy for me to essay that character because it was based on a real person who is an important figure of our history. I am fortunate that I got the chance to do that role and I feel I am more confident to take risks now and surprise people, and myself too.”

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In 2020, Kriti is all set to woo her fans with the roles she has never done before on screen. She will be seen playing a surrogate mother in “Mimi”, and is also a part of Akshay Kumar’s “Bachchan Pandey”.

“I am very much excited for ‘Mimi’ because it is the first film that weighs completely on my shoulders. The topic of the film is very important and not many films have properly been made on the subject of surrogacy. I am very happy to work with people who have managed to create such an important movie,” Kriti emphasised. (IANS)