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Feb 17, 2016

February 17, 2016 Podcast: 346: Sirtuin For Longevity (& Other Longevity Hacks), How Much Sleep Is Too Much, Hangovers From Running & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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Listener Q&A:

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?

In my response, I recommend: -The new SR1 DeltaSleeper I've been using -how long I slept after agoge -athletes vs. general population -Sleep tracking and my Joe Zelk podcast

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 -Pre-cooling/post-cooling -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?

-We finish this episode with a tip from Jordan Harbinger at the Art of Charm podcast!: nonverbal communication skills versus just using your body to be charming. -----------------------------------------------------

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