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Study shows that running while drunk doesn’t overburden your body

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Fancy a beer and a jog?

via Sports.Mic:

For all the reasons that you don’t run on the treadmill after drinking yourself silly, worrying about your performance shouldn’t be among them.

Nine researchers at the Italian Federation of Cardiology have published a study that concludes even if you consume a lot of alcohol before you go running, there will be no impact on your exercise regimen.

According to this recent paper published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicineyour body doesn’t feel any more burdened or exhausted if you run while you’re drunk than it does if you’re just sitting idle. To prove that exercise capacity isn’t significantly affected, the researchers took 10 healthy white men, who were nonhabitual drinkers, for this pilot study and gave them three shots of whiskey. The next step was testing their run.

This was no regular treadmill session; they were made to run to their maximum heart rate.

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Sleep Drunkenness Disorder: New Sleep Disorder Affects 1 in 7.

Time Jumper by Hartwig HKD via Flickr.

Time Jumper by Hartwig HKD via Flickr.

I want to say this has happened to me, but who am I kidding? I was still drunk from the night before.

via PsyBlog:

As many as one in seven people may be affected by ‘sleep drunkenness disorder’ soon after they’ve woken up or during the morning, a new study finds.

Sleep drunkenness disorder involves severe confusion upon wakening — way more than just the usual morning grogginess — and/or inappropriate behaviour: things like answering the phone instead of turning off the alarm.

Confused awakenings can happen to people when very short of sleep or jet-lagged, but are regular occurrences for those with the disorder.

Following a forced awakening, the disorder may even lead to violent behaviour and then complete amnesia about the event.

The study, published in the journal Neurology, surveyed 19,136 people in the US (Ohayon et al., 2014).

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Drugs and Alcohol Are (All?) In The Mind

hypnosisWhat if all drug and alcohol states are actually in the mind?

A performance by a Hypnotist at Toronto’s Idea City suggests just that. It would make the trillions spend on alcohol and dangerous drugs seem ridiculous and unnecessary.

Hypnotist Albert Nerenberg, stage name Neuron, elaborates on an old hypnotist parlour trick of hypnotizing someone into being drunk. Instead Nerenberg demonstrates that volunteers could be made very drunk, high on cocaine, experience ecstasy and even to hallucinate while hypnotized. The event was shot for Canadian Television.

“While this does require deeper states of hypnosis,” said Nerenberg. “It seems like the sky’s the limit. I’ve put people on LSD, Ecstasy, DMT and even fictional drugs that don’t exist.”

The best thing is there appears to be no side affects.

“I’m not talking about subtle contact highs here. People describe these experiences as completely real and we see physical side effects. Accelerated heart rates, pupil dilation, full hallucinations,” said Nerenberg.… Read the rest

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Drunk, Shirtless Cop Points Gun at Convenience Store Clerk During Three AM Visit

Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 9.46.30 AM“Hey! No shirts, no service… Oh.”

One of two drunk, shirtless, and armed sheriff’s deputies equipped with bullet-proof vests who came wandering into a convenience store at three in the morning decided to point his pistol twice at the clerk working the desk. The 23 year-old deputy was already on probation ten months into his job. He has since been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Inexplicably, he has since been released by the judge into “pre-trial services.” Be sure to ask for the same if you’re drunk and/or stupid enough to pull this kind of stunt.

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