Olympics: Performing may help your performance

A story refuting the old advice that sportsmen should abstain from sex before their events. The evidence is currently only anecdotal, so this story is not incredibly scientific. Still, as far as I’m aware the old abstinence advice was 98% old wives tale as well. Either way, I imagine the effect of sex is heavily dependent on how close to your event you are making the O face.

[From The Scotsman]

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

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