Posted on 02/24/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s so much we can buy over the counter in hopes of keeping ourselves healthier, but the million-dollar question always is: Does it work?

Science writer Christie Aschwanden asked that question, in particular, of the increasingly common and popular exercise-recovery aids.

When Aschwanden was a high school and college athlete, few people put much thought into the science of recovery.

That, obviously, has changed. So she dug into many of the methods and wrote a book on what she found.

You can listen to her discuss Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery with Terry Gross below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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