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US Navy - Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise

US Navy - Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise

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Published by Adam W Royal
US Navy guide to health, nutrition, and exercise.
US Navy guide to health, nutrition, and exercise.

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Published by: Adam W Royal on Jul 25, 2007
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Type / Examples

Side Effects / Risks

Alcohol

Heavy drinking can cause severe dehydration and decrease performance.

Stimulants

amphetamines, ephedrine

Banned by the military. These substances increase heart rate and blood pressure, can
cause dizziness, stomach upset, irritability, insomnia, and death.

Nicotine

Cigarettes or Smokeless Tobacco

Increases heart rate and blood pressure, leading to decreased performance.

Table 14-1. Claims and Risks of Ergogenic Agents

Type / Examples

Benefits / Risks / Side Effects

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Peak Performance

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Guidelines for nutrition and exercise for
optimal health and performance are the same for
women and men. However, special issues, such as
pregnancy, will alter these practices. Seek the advice
of your doctor.

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