346: Sirtuin For Longevity (& Other Longevity Hacks), How Much Sleep Is Too Much, Hangovers From Running & More!

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February 17, 2016 Podcast: Sirtuin For Longevity (& Other Longevity Hacks), How Much Sleep Is Too Much, Hangovers From Running & More!

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As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

How Much Sleep Is Too Much?

Gina says: She thinks she might be getting too much sleep. She's getting 9/9.5 hours/night, she sleeps like a rockstar according to her sleep sensor. She's not depressed, she doesn't get up during sleep, she's not over training. Her question is should she continue listening to her body or should she start waking herself up after 7.5/8 hours or could it be an issue of supplementation?

What Causes Bumps Underneath Skin

Anna says: She was foam rolling the outside of her leg and around the middle of her IT band and she noticed the area was bumpy under her skin. What causes this bumpiness? What's the best method to relieve it?

In my response, I recommend:

Hangovers From Running

Kate says: What can she do to prevent  or recover from a running hangover? After short runs, long runs or hard exercise, she gets headaches, feels nauseous and super awful, after which its hard to get motivated to workout again. She's tried electrolyte tabs, coconut water, foods, preloading electrolytes, drinking tons of fluid and nothing seems to help. What can she do to fix this?

In my response, I recommend:
Testing for inflammation
Adrenal stress index
-Mobility work/fascial adhesions
-Motion sickness (ginger/peppermint)

How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Weight

Ellen says: She's a marathon and ultra runner with CFC's animal and plant based diet. She wants to increase her appetite and her weight, but she doesn't want to reduce her training. Can you make any suggestions?

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4 thoughts on “346: Sirtuin For Longevity (& Other Longevity Hacks), How Much Sleep Is Too Much, Hangovers From Running & More!

  1. Jim Stewart says:

    Ben, I noticed you were missing links and info from the “bumps under skin” part of this podcast. I went looking for the foam roller link to the other guy’s library of videos showing more rolling technique and it wasn’t there… I’ll do a search of your site for now, but thought you would want to know!

    1. I didn't really have necessarily any actual links for this one aside from the advice I went to my response to the question. But the site that has some really good foam rolling techniques is allthingsmobility.com

    2. Olga says:

      I totally came here for that link too )) But it was for with a resistance bend stretching I believe. I want to see those torture videos and try it myself.

  2. Clinton says:

    FYI something similar to your idea. http://getmyle.com/
    It’s not out yet but looks useful.

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