If you’re like most endurance athletes, the idea of a nap for a workout not only sounds oxymoronic but downright blasphemous. After all, the definition of a workout is “a session of vigorous physical exercise.” And a period of slumber is anything but a session of vigorous physical exercise. But, then again, that is the entire point. As we know from Exercise Physiology 101, … [Read more...] about Today’s Prescribed Workout: A Nap
By Brad A. Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, FACHE and Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D. Low back pain is one of the most prevalent medical complaints, affecting nearly every American at some point in his or her lifetime. At any given time, it is estimated that up to one third of the population is experiencing some form of back discomfort that impacts quality of life by interfering with … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Low Back Pain
Just as sleep is a vital component of effective recovery, so is a healthy diet. When it comes to eating well, it may be worth emphasizing in today’s world of fast food and highly processed comestibles that the best sources of nutrition are whole foods with minimal processing rather than pre-packaged meals and snack items. Eating a wide variety of whole foods, and satisfying … [Read more...] about Nutrition and Hydration Tips for Training and Recovery
The recommended amount of sleep for healthy adults is 7-9 hours per day. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 30 percent of American adults are “sleep deprived,” meaning they sleep less than 6 hours each day—leaving them vulnerable to adverse health and safety effects. As any athlete in training knows, skipping on sleep is not conducive to … [Read more...] about Are You Sleeping Enough?