In 2006 during the FIFA World Cup in Germany, the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich has identified a correlation between watching matches of the German National Football Team and cardio-vascular problems, tz.de reports in its printed edition today, July 4, 2016. Results for the impact of the match between Germany and Italy (decided by epic penalty shootout) on Saturday, July 2, 2016 on cardio-vascular health in Germany aren’t in yet, but Professor Dr Thorsten Lewalter, Head of the Heart Department at the Dr. Müller Clinic in Munich, offered some valuable advice on how to prevent heart and stress related problems during the UEFA 2016 matches and in general.
His three-step program includes beer, meat and cheer. And here is the science behind the advice and how and why it should work:
- A beer during each half of the match has a calming effect (the article doesn’t confirm that he meant a Mass – 1l – of beer per halftime or a smaller measure, so we are assuming that he meant a Mass)
- Eat well ahead of the match – avoid heavy meals, such as a Schweinshaxn, but rather have a lean steak with a salad on the side
- Cher and rejoice during the match – cheering and rejoicing during the match “eases inner tension,” the professor says.
In other words, Bavarian scientific and expert advice on stress prevention and cardio-vascular health is – keep calm & have a beer and a steak.