by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Seventy percent of North American adults take prescription drugs and 54 percent take aspirin. Of those who take prescription drugs, 27 percent take statins to help lower cholesterol, 18 percent take medication to lower high blood sugar levels and 43 percent take drugs to lower high blood pressure, such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors or diuretics. If … [Read more...] about Exercisers – Know the Side Effects of Your Medications
QUESTION: I have been riding on and off for about 35 years. I am 54 now. My problem is I frequently “bonk” after about an hour. It doesn’t seem to matter if I am doing moderate or higher intensity ride. I can do 20 miles flat riding at about 15 MPH, my heart rate stays above 150 the whole time, after about an hour I just run out of gas. I drink Gatorade and eat small snacks … [Read more...] about How do I stop cycling bonking?