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Infografias Periodicas: La ciencia del ejercicio

El profesor de química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning explora los químicos involucrados al hacer ejercicio

by Andy Brunning, special to C&EN
May 17, 2020 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 98, Issue 19


A three-column infographic on the science of exercising. The first column describes the body’s key requirements during exercise: carbohydrates, electrolytes, and fluids. The second column describes the different ways in which the body makes ATP for energy. The final column discusses possible causes of exercise cramps and runner’s high.

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Referencias usadas para crear esta infografía:

Burton, Deborah Anne, Keith Stokes, and George M. Hall. “Physiological Effects of Exercise.”Contin. Educ. Anaesth. Crit. Care Pain (Dec. 2004). DOI: 10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkh050.

Lavelle, Judy. “Exploring the Molecular Basis of ‘Runner’s High.’ ”Chemical & Engineering News, Oct. 5, 2015.

Miller, Kevin C., Marcus S. Stone, Kellie C. Huxel, and Jeffrey E. Edwards. “Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramps: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.”Sports Health (July 2010). DOI: 10.1177/1941738109357299.

Zoorob, Roger, Mari-Etta E. Parrish, Heather O’Hara, and Medhat Kalliny. “Sports Nutrition Needs: Before, during, and after Exercise.”Primary Care: Clin. Off. Pract. (June 2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2013.02.013.

Una colaboración entre C&EN y Andy Brunning, autor del blog de los famosos gráficos de Compound Interest (

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