Category Archives: Fitness Recovery

Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity. Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect. The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add.
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Staying active has become one of the most common ways of spending leisure time away from work. This is especially important for those workers who hold sedentary jobs seated seven or more hours a day at a desk or an assembly line. If you don’t get enough exercise in your day-to-day life, chances are you spend as much free time as you can pursuing athletics. Maybe you’ve just broken your leg on a winter holiday in the Alps for a week of skiing or maybe.
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Maybe you’ve seen the long, foam tubes in the gym, but are not sure what the purpose is, or how you use it. Foam rollers are relatively new to the fitness scene and are effective in helping to prevent injuries as well as to recover after a workout. There are many different sizes and styles of foam rollers, but the purpose is the same: to aid in self-myofascial release (a.k.a. self-massage).  Foam rolling helps release tension in the muscles and the surrounding tissue known as.
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Check out this “Sleep Like An Athlete” guide from Casper. They've done a lot of research and even have a uniquely designed  mattress that can help athletes with recovery. The graphic below is filled with information about sleep cycles and optimal environments for getting a great night’s sleep so you can wake up ready to perform your best! For additional resources on choosing a mattress that fits your lifestyle, visit https://www.jenreviews.com/mattress/ casper_athelete_sleep_x2_v08 Source: www.casper.com.
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We've been told it's important to stay well-hydrated when we work out, but there's growing research that shows athletes, specifically endurance athletes such as marathoners and long-distance cyclists, can harm themselves by drinking too much water during their competitions. The condition, called hyponatremia, is caused by abnormally low sodium levels in your blood from drinking too much water. And while it's rare, it can be deadly if it happens. Even more surprising, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed that athletes perform perfectly.
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