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The Doctor Of The Future: Prescribing Lifestyle As Medicine

Lessons from Healthcare including the ‘pill for every ill’ & possibilities for healthcare in the future, learning from adversity & overcoming burnout & the importance of self care…

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Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths

In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with a longer life — and that people who skimped on such healthy foods were more likely to die before their time…

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Is There a Lack of Support for Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diets in the Medical Community?

Since the early 2000s, plant-based nutrition has increased in popularity in the general population. Kaiser Permanente significantly contributes to this development by promoting plant-based diets and by continuously incorporating plant-based nutrition on the front lines with their dietary recommendations. Despite a continuously growing body of evidence and the meticulous work of renowned experts in this field worldwide, the latest findings in this area have not found their way into US national dietetic guidelines…

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Healthy food prescriptions could save billions in healthcare costs

A new study shows subsidized fruits and vegetables could also prevent millions of cases of cardiovascular disease.

Every day, doctors write prescriptions for medications that will treat various ailments in their patients. Those prescriptions, though, come once the patient is already sick. In an effort to stop disease before it starts, some researchers are pushing for policies and programs that would let doctors prescribe healthy foods and insurers to cover them—actively helping patients shift to a health-promoting diet…

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The art of lifestyle medicine

It seems to be widely assumed that our adult lives are governed by the depressing fact that physical degeneration inevitably kicks in somewhere around our early 30’s, and then inexorably continues until our demise somewhere later in life. So you might be pleasantly surprised to discover that reality is very different…

 

Exercise Can be Considered Medicine

Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report.

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, according to two important new reviews of relevant research about the effects of exercise on maladies…

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Strength Training Exercises for Health and Athletic Performance

Strength Training Exercises for Health and Athletic Performance

Strength Training Found to Lower Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk, Whether or Not You Do Cardio

Less than one hour a week of resistance exercise can make a big impact, research shows.

Guideline after guideline says we should be clocking regular aerobic exercise to help lower the likelihood of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. That’s including guidelines from the American Heart Association and from the American Diabetes Association. Two new studies stress that strength training also plays a vital role in cutting these risks and a little may go a long way in improving one’s health.

Research published in the March issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that individuals who did any amount of strength training on a weekly basis had a 40 to 70 percent reduced risk of developing heart attack, stroke, or death related to heart disease compared with individuals who did no strength training (independent of how much aerobic exercise people did)…

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Top 5 Exercises That Increase Athletic Performance

In this video we asked Strength and Conditioning Coach Loren Landow what he felt were the top 5 exercises to increase athletic performance…

 

Strength and Resistance Training Exercise

Strength and resistance training exercise is one of the four types of exercise along with endurance, balance and flexibility. Ideally, all four types of exercise would be included in a healthy workout routine and AHA provides easy to follow guidelines for endurance and strength-training in its Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults.

They don’t all need to be done every day, but variety helps keep the body fit and healthy, and makes exercise interesting. You can do a variety of exercises to keep the body fit and healthy and to keep your physical activity routine exciting…

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Athletes, you’re doing weight training all wrong

To become stronger and develop more muscle, you must lift heavier weights over relatively few repetitions. At least, that has been the received wisdom among professional athletes. However, a new body of evidence suggests that it may be wrong.

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that the weight of your weights doesn’t matter, as long as you continue lifting to the point of exhaustion…

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How to Optimize Athletic Performance

How to Optimize Athletic Performance

Holistic Sports Nutrition for Superior Health and Athletic Performance

Athletes have been known to go to extreme lengths to be number one in their sport. In an ever-competitive world, some are even willing to take dangerous performance-enhancing drugs and supplements, or undergo extreme medical procedures to come out on top—examples include blood doping in professional cycling and steroid use in weightlifting.

But true athleticism happens when the body, mind, and spirit are nourished and free of harmful chemicals. Holistic sports nutrition helps athletes achieve optimal strength, performance, and endurance—naturally…

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Redox for Athletes – Cell Signaling Molecules

Elite athletes report increased endurance and quicker recovery when using ASEA Redox Supplement. In every kind of cell, ASEA Redox Supplement enhances overall health, which means added support where the body needs it most.

Redox signaling (also called cell signaling) is vital to strengthening the genetic signal that keeps our cells talking. ASEA’s breakthrough redox signaling technology provides critical connection and communication between cells to ensure optimal renewal and revitalization, supporting the development of new, healthy cells in the body…

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What Every Athlete Should Know About Carbs and Performance

When it comes to fueling your body for your sport, the right carbs can be an ideal energizer. See how to use them to power your toughest workouts.

 

The Top 7 Things Athletes Need To Know About Optimizing Performance

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4 Ways to Optimize Athletic Performance

On a daily basis, we grow smarter and more thoughtful in how we coexist within our bodies. A simple oral vitamin or topical cream to improve our well-being are no longer best practices. There is more. Much more. The focus has shifted: how can we best utilize and support our complex body systems to best optimize our physical performance? This is especially relevant for athletes: they rely on speedy recovery and maintenance for their resilient body mechanisms. Below you will find several ways to positively support natural functions and regeneration for your body, all of which aid in healing, recovery, and increased vitamin absorption…

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People Who Play This Sport Live Longest – Top 10 Healthiest Sports – The Best Sport For You?

People Who Play This Sport Live Longest – Top 10 Healthiest Sports – The Best Sport For You?

People Who Play This Sport Live Longest

The answer: tennis. People who regularly play tennis have the longest life expectancy compared with people who do other activities, such as jogging, swimming, or bicycling. In fact, tennis players live an average 9.7 years longer than people who do no exercise, according to researchers of the Copenhagen City Heart Study.

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Top 10 Healthiest Sports

Competition inspires us to strive for excellence and train our bodies and minds to outperform our peers. But not all sports are created equal… Now we have found the top 10 healthiest sports. The sports on this list have a low risk for causing serious injury and a high payoff in physical and mental health.

We first researched all the available data on many different sports and narrowed it down to 50, 20 and finally 10. We used a combination of internet, library, industry literature and Samir Becic knowledge as one of the leading health and fitness experts in U.S…

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Why Squash Is Called the Healthiest Sport

If you’ve never tried the sport of squash, you’re about to get a wake-up call. Watch female squash champion Amanda Sobhy explain why squash is such a tough sport.

 

What Is The Best Sport For You? Try This Healthy Sport Index

There is no shortage of guidebooks and apps that provide not-so-useful information to help you make not-so-important decisions. An example is an app called “Is It Dark Outside” that tells you, you guessed it, whether or not it is dark outside. But at the same time there still is a shortage of guidance for some of the biggest decisions that you may make in your life.

One example has been the decision of what sports to play as a kid. If you think that this is a not big decision, I beg to differ. Whether you choose to play sports, and the sports that you play can dramatically affect the course of the rest of your life, including even potentially how long you live. Yet, there has long been a shortage of proper guidance for making this decision, that is, until now…

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Test Your Body Composition – Nutrition Calculators – Blood Testing – Exercises

Test Your Body Composition – Nutrition Calculators – Blood Testing – Exercises

5 Ways to Test Your Body Composition

If you want to run faster, bike longer or see some of that hard-earned muscle show through, you need to understand body composition. Learning about your body composition is key to your optimal performance and appearance because it can help you strategize an exercise plan in terms of your need to lose fat, build muscle or both.

Body composition testing determines how much of your body is and isn’t fat. The non-fat part of your body is called lean tissue, which includes your muscle, water, bone and organs. Lean tissue is known as metabolically active tissue, the tissue that burns calories all day…

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Calculators and Nutrient Analysis Tools

The links in this category include; online tools for nutrient analysis of ingredients, foods and meals, dietary intake tracking, physical activity assessment, and analysis of food items’ compliance with school food standards…

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What Is Blood Analysis In Sport?

Blood testing is one of the most important ways to improve performance, facilitate recovery, and monitor training. It’s a gold standard that validates, integrates, and calibrates other systems in sports training. Blood offers the ultimate data set, and testing quarterly can change your program. It’s one of my top three metrics for athletic development…

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Types of Exercise

Exercise falls into 5 main categories:
1. Aerobic. Aerobic exercise is the kind that makes you breathe harder and builds your fitness up…
2. Strength building…
3. Balance Training…
4. Endurance…
5. Flexibility…
6. Moderate intensity exercise…
7. Vigorous exercise…

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Sports Injuries and the Aging Athlete – Aging Well Through Exercise

Sports Injuries and the Aging Athlete – Aging Well Through Exercise

Sports Injuries and the Aging Athlete

Age and Sports Injuries

Another important issue for older athletes is that of injury. Statistically, older athletes are much more likely to injure themselves than younger athletes who are doing the same sport. On the positive side, however, it has been found that even accounting for their increased likelihood of injury, older runners tend to be physically better off than the average person of their age.5

As with all athletes, a careful warm-up period with stretching exercises is key to reducing the chance of injury. Below we will discuss some general musculoskeletal problems faced by the older athlete and then examine the kinds of specific injuries that are common in older people who engage in running, swimming, cycling, climbing and golf…

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What Happens To The Aging Body—A Guide for Athletes (And Everyone Else!)

Specifically designed for older adults and senior athletes, musculoskeletal specialist and sports medicine doctor Naomi L. Albertson, M.D. details the effects of aging on the body, highlighting the changes to cells, bones, muscles, and joints—with tips for minimizing those effects, improving performance for athletes, and staying strong and active with age…

 

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS: MUSCLE LOSS IS NOT INEVITABLE

Aging Well Through Exercise

Is physical frailty inevitable as we grow older? That question preoccupies scientists and the middle-aged, particularly when they become the same people. Until recently, the evidence was disheartening. A large number of studies in the past few years showed that after age 40, people typically lose 8 percent or more of their muscle mass each decade, a process that accelerates significantly after age 70. Less muscle mass generally means less strength, mobility and among the elderly, independence. It also has been linked with premature mortality.

“We think these are very encouraging results,” said Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who oversaw the study. “They suggest strongly that people don’t have to lose muscle mass and function as they grow older. The changes that we’ve assumed were due to aging and therefore were unstoppable seem actually to be caused by inactivity. And that can be changed.”

“What we can say with certainty is that any activity is better than none,” Dr. Wright says, “and more is probably better than less. But the bigger message is that it looks as if how we age can be under our control. Through exercise, you can preserve muscle mass and strength and avoid the decline from vitality to frailty.”

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Age-Related Muscle Loss Happens Sooner Than You Think. Here’s How to Stop It

Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, happens as you get older — and it starts much earlier than you think. After the sprite age of 30, you lose as much as 3-8% of your muscle mass with each passing decade, and the decline worsens after age 60.[1] Sarcopenia doesn’t just affect your athletic performance or how you look in a swimsuit. It also impacts your longevity. Sarcopenia, the major cause of frailty as you age, leads to falls and broken hips, and even prevents you from fully recovering after those tumbles.[2] In other words, it leaves you enfeebled as a senior, when you should be enjoying those golden years.

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Sports Health and Medicine – Self-Sabotage in Sports – Mental Health and Physical Fitness

Sports Health and Medicine – Self-Sabotage in Sports – Mental Health and Physical Fitness

SPORTS HEALTH

How playing sports benefits your body … and your brain

The victory of the underdog. The last minute penalty shot that wins the tournament. The training montage. Many people love to glorify victory on the field, cheer for teams, and play sports. But should we be obsessed with sports? Are sports as good for us as we make them out to be, or are they just a fun and entertaining pastime? Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say on the matter…

 

Physical Fitness

Tennis Training – RAW Tennis Performance – Tennis Fitness Program

Raw Tennis Performance

The RAW Tennis Performance Training Program focuses on training “movement, not muscles.” We spend time in the gym getting our players stronger but our focus is on functional movements, especially those specific to tennis.

We concentrate on stability, flexibility, explosiveness and proper movement patterns…

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Cycling for Health and Fitness – 30 Great Benefits of Cycling

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Riding bikes boosts your brainpower, relationships, health and happiness.

Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best decisions you ever make…

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Mental Health

What Really Causes Addiction? – Addiction Recovery Journey

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way…

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ADDICTION REHABILITATION TREATMENT IN FLORIDA FOR YOUNG ADULT MEN

Voyage Recovery – Real Families, Real Recovery

Family participation in the recovery process is crucial and we are honored by the trust and commitment families give us.

At Voyage, we put a heavy emphasis on family support. Each week our clinical staff spends time working directly with the families of our patients. Families are given information and assignments to complete each week in preparation for Family Program…

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Neurogenesis: Are you the Master of your Mind? Or the Slave?

If I’d known when I was in therapy how our precious brains work, how we should take the reins and ride through the landscape of our minds, fertilizing the land to grow healthy brain cells, would I have reached this state of inner peace sooner?

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How to Overcome Self-Sabotage in Sports?- Sports Psychology Videos

6 Ways Athletes Sabotage Their Own Racing Success

If you can improve your race results without buying new equipment or training more, where would you start?

You might look at your mental approach to racing—how your mental game helps or sabotages your success. Do you understand how your mental game is slowing you down in races? The attitudes, beliefs, and mindsets that runners, cyclists, triathletes and endurance athletes take into a race dictate their performance success…

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Caffeine, Genetics and Endurance Performance

Caffeine, Genetics and Endurance Performance

Sports Medicine News

Caffeine, Genetics and Endurance Performance

Our results indicate that, in the total population, caffeine is ergogenic to cycling performance, with an average improvement in cycling time of 3 percent at a moderate dose (four milligrams per kilogram, roughly three small cups of coffee) — a finding that is consistent with previous studies using similar doses.

In addition, we found a significant caffeine–gene interaction where performance improvements with low and moderate caffeine doses reached almost 5 percent and 7 percent, respectively. However, these latter amplified benefits were seen only in the subjects with the AA genotype, i.e., those considered ‘‘fast’’ metabolizers of caffeine..

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Power of Visualization in Sports – Top 5 Most Mentally Challenging Sports – Mindset of a Champion

Power of Visualization in Sports – Top 5 Most Mentally Challenging Sports – Mindset of a Champion

Power of Visualization in Sports

Generally speaking, visualization is the process of creating a mental image or intention of what you want to happen or feel in reality. An athlete can use this technique to ‘intend’ an outcome of a race or training session, or simply to rest in a relaxed feeling of calm and well-being…

Visualization Techniques for Better Sports Performance

Visualization has also been called guided imagery, mental rehearsal, mediation, and a variety of other things — no matter the term, the basic techniques, and concepts are the same. Generally speaking, visualization is the process of creating a mental image or intention of what you want to happen or feel in reality…

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What’s the Connection Between Emotional and Physical Health?

According to Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine in New York City, the brain is intimately connected to our endocrine system, which secretes hormones that can have a powerful influence on your emotional health.

“Thoughts and feelings as they are generated within the mind [can influence] the outpouring of hormones from the endocrine system, which in effect control much of what goes on within the body,” says Dr. Goodstein…

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Mental Skills and Emotional Intelligence in Sports – Mindset of a Champion

Mental and emotional training is a component that some athletes dismiss, but is crucial in maintaining composure under stress and to improving athletic performance.

I provide simple and effective technology that gives athletes training for the ability to increase emotional resilience, reaction time and accurate decision making.

“Mental and Emotional Training is a component that most athletes tend to forget until they are under extreme pressure to perform.” – Jennifer Heistand

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The Top 5 Most Mentally Challenging Sports

In my experience over years of being an athlete, competing, spectating, and now working with elite athletes all over the world, there appear to be five sports that require the most mental toughness, the most mentally challenging persistence, and the most mental training to control one’s game and experience peak performance…

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10 Daily Practices to Increase Mental Toughness

Here I give you 10 of my personal practices I use that have shown an increase in mental toughness…

Sciatica Pain Relief – Sports Rehabilitation

Sciatica Pain Relief – Sports Rehabilitation

Sciatica: What You Need to Know

Sciatica is the name given to pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Anything that irritates this nerve can cause pain, ranging from mild to severe. Sciatica is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine.

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6 Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief
Sciatic nerve pain can be so excruciating and debilitating that you don’t even want to get off the couch. Common causes of sciatica can include a ruptured disk, a narrowing of the spine canal (called spinal stenosis), and injury.

Certified physical therapist Mindy Marantz says that sciatica pain can occur for a variety of reasons. She says, “Identifying what doesn’t move is the first step toward solving the problem.” Often, the most problematic body parts are the lower back and hips.

Dr. Mark Kovacs, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, adds that the best way to alleviate most sciatica pain is to do “any stretch that can externally rotate the hip to provide some relief.”

Here are six exercises that do just that…

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One Movement for Instant Sciatica Pain Relief

 

Sport & Spine Rehab – Lower Back – Sciatica

Usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated disc (also referred to as a bulging disc, ruptured disc, slipped disc). The problem is often diagnosed as a “radiculopathy,” meaning that a disc has protruded from its normal position in the vertebral column and is putting pressure on the nerve (commonly referred to as a pinched nerve). For most people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse. Usually, sciatica only affects one leg, and the pain radiates through the buttock and leg. Not all leg pain is the result of sciatica as muscles in the hip can refer pain elsewhere in the leg.

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Secrets of Endurance Athletes – Endurance Athletes are Unhealthy – Athletic Endurance Sports Accomplishments

Secrets of Endurance Athletes – Endurance Athletes are Unhealthy – Athletic Endurance Sports Accomplishments

How an Overweight 40-year-old Became a Top Ultra-Athlete

After shortness of breath from climbing the stairs at home, Rich Roll, the author of “Finding Ultra,” decided to change his lifestyle. Dropping 60 pounds in six months, this out-of-shape dad became an ultra-endurance athlete at 39.

Ultra-endurance sports didn’t just change me physically; they actually gave me a brand new life. Throughout my 30s, I was climbing the corporate ladder, very intent on achieving the traditional idea of the American dream. But deep down inside, I started to question this path that I was on…

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The Secrets of Endurance Athletes

Running a distance race – like a 246km ultramarathon – takes extraordinary physical fitness. But however hard they have trained, an athlete’s success hinges on their mental endurance.

The popularity of ultramarathons has shot up in recent years – and so too has interest in the science and mechanics of how the body works in these extreme situations…

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Endurance Athletes are Unhealthy

Sure, on the outside we may look like pristine, spandex-clad Greek gods and goddesses out dominating Ironman triathlons, Crossfit games and ultra-runs, but on the inside, we deal with depleted hormones, overstressed hearts and broken guts from our physically demanding lifestyle.

But when it comes to enhancing your body and building endurance, there’s a better way to do things…and while I’ve certainly talked about underground methods you can use to avoid chronic-cardio self destruction and get extremely fit with the minimal effective dose of training, there are a ton of nitty-gritty details that simply get left out of endurance training and nutrition manuals…

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The Eternal Suffering of the Endurance Mind

What’s the most physically grueling workout, athletic competition, or even you’ve ever done and what strategies did you use to get through it?

 

Redox Cell Signaling Molecules for Athletes – Increase Endurance and Quicker Recovery

Elite athletes report increased endurance and quicker recovery when using ASEA Redox Supplement. In every kind of cell, ASEA Redox Supplement enhances overall health, which means added support where the body needs it most.

Redox signaling (also called cell signaling) is vital to strengthening the genetic signal that keeps our cells talking. ASEA’s breakthrough redox signaling technology provides critical connection and communication between cells to ensure optimal renewal and revitalization, supporting the development of new, healthy cells in the body…

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Ted Epstein Jr. Amazing Athletic Endurance Sports Accomplishments

As an Ultra-Endurance athlete, he had completed three Six-Day races, ran 480 miles across Siberia, climbed the Pikes Peak Ascent eight times, swam around Manhattan Island, swam half way around Hong Kong Island, with another man was the first man to swim across the Bering Strait, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, climbed Mt. Vinson, the tallest mountain in the Antarctic, was the first person in the world to complete the Grand Slam of Triathlons: Double, Triple, Quadruple and Quintuple in a one year period, and completed Mexico’s Deca-Ten Ironman, which involved swimming 24 miles, biking 1,120 miles, running 10 marathons, equal to 252 miles…

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THE TOP 10 – THE BIGGEST MISTAKES ENDURANCE ATHLETES MAKE

The best performances in long-duration events are achieved by getting to the starting line well rested rather than razor sharp. In doing so, you may find yourself not hitting on all cylinders during those first few minutes. In fact, you might even struggle a bit. However, your body will not forget all the training you’ve done and it will absolutely reward you for giving it the time it needed to “soak up” all of that training.

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Sports Psychology and Mental Health – Drug Addiction Among Athletes

Sports Psychology and Mental Health – Drug Addiction Among Athletes

7 Things Sports Psychologists Can Do

The most common role for a sports psychologist is to teach mental skills for enhanced performance. A mental game expert can help you improve confidence, focus, composure, intensity, and trust in athletic performance. These mental skills help athletes improve performance and can help in other areas of an athlete’s life…

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Psychologists Needed in College Sports – Athletes and Mental Health – StillPoint Performance

Like weight rooms and nutrition programs, mental-health services have become integral to college athletic departments…

In the fall of his junior year at Indiana University, distance runner Jackson Bertoli was suffering from deep depression. He couldn’t voice the words to his girlfriend, so he texted her as she sat beside him: I’m feeling suicidal…

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Mental Strength for Athletes

 

The Deep Entrenchment of Addiction Among Athletes

The problem of athletes turning to addiction is not one that happens in isolation. The journal of Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation states that abusing controlled substances takes place across all sports and athletic competitions. Various aspects of athletic life are conducive to drug abuse; in addition to performance enhancement, athletes take drugs (or are given drugs to take) to medicate injuries, and to deal with mental and emotional stress that comes from life on and off the field, track, court, or ring, and even after retirement…

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3 Sports Psychology Tips for Parents and Coaches

As youth sports psychology experts, we often work very closely with parents and coaches when we provide mental coaching for young athletes. Parents and coaches who are knowledgeable about “mental game” challenges and strategies are better equipped to instill confidence in their young athletes.

If you are a sports parent or coach, you’ll want to learn how to improve your athletes’ mental game so they can get the most out of their skills in competition.

Here’s just one example of how coaches and parents can improve athletes’ mental toughness using proven mental game strategies…

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Collegiate Recovery – Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment

Returning to academia while in early recovery is now possible. Dedicated professionals, student-led support groups and sober events create a perfect blend of sustainable support.

The program at Voyage Recovery is a steadfast supporter of this movement, as reflected in creative continuing care plans. We have relationships with stakeholders and leaders in Collegiate Recovery programming throughout the country, and are fluent in their language and culture.

Perhaps most important is our belief that finding recovery from a substance use disorder should lead to professional and academic growth, not delay or interrupt it. The collegiate recovery movement is the missing piece of support that allows the growth that happens in treatment to take root and flourish.

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Knee Anatomy – Knee Injuries – 3D Printed Solutions to Avoid Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Anatomy – Knee Injuries – 3D Printed Solutions to Avoid Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Anatomy Animated Tutorial

In this episode of eOrthoodTV, orthopaedic surgeon Randale Sechrest, MD narrates an animated tutorial on the anatomy of the knee…

 

Knee injuries: Common injuries, Treatment Options, and Prevention

The knee is one of the body’s more complicated joints and is susceptible to various injuries. Not all are severe, but some can last longer than…

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3D Printed Solutions to Avoid Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Despite knowing the risks of certain activies, even doctors at times find themselves on the operating table. Bill*, one such doctor and avid sportsperson, suffered 2 years of being unable to enjoy hobbies such as walking and golf because of cartilage damage in his knee…

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What Knee Brace is Right for Me?

From ACL to LCL instabilities to patella and arthritis pain, there are a number of knee injuries that can sideline your training and daily activities. However, there are a variety of braces to choose from that can help you recover quickly and prevent re-injury to the knee, whether it be for sports, daily functions, pain reduction or post-surgery…

Choosing the Right Knee Brace

 

Sports Medicine Florida

Sports Medicine Florida

Sports Medicine Florida

Sports medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic provide a coordinated team approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained by recreational, amateur and professional athletes. Sports Medicine’s multidisciplinary team will work together to help you return to your sport. Preventive care is also promoted through wellness, fitness and performance-enhancement consultations…

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Sports Medicine Doctor – Dr. Hillel Harris

Planning to keep people healthy and active is just now becoming recognized as medicine.

I have dedicated my life to saving people at their end-stage illnesses. Let’s work on optimizing health to enable people to live a life free of chronic illnesses and debilitation.

Let’s get our bodies moving in the way they were designed to move, and in that way they will keep us healthy and functioning at their peak performance…

Sports Medicine Florida

 

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

World–class athletes, weekend warriors, youth athletes and everyday people have access to state–of–the–art performance training and health care services conveniently located in Gulf Breeze, Florida at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine…

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Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

The athletic fire runs deep at Florida Hospital. Our team of multi-specialty physicians shares the same passion for sports — and returning athletes to them — as the range of competitors who have become devout fans of our world-class treatments and training programs. Equal parts sports and medicine, our services are available to any athlete at any level, and are geared as much toward your healing as they are for preventing further injuries..

 

Sports Medicine – Medical Services

Our dedicated staff can treat injuries and minor illnesses in adults and children. We have an advanced team of medical professionals who provide outstanding care. Additionally, we are the only medical center to have a dedicated team of athletic trainers who offer sports rehabilitation…

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Maintaining Muscle Mass  – Emotional Mastery – Sports Medicine – Using Imagery

Maintaining Muscle Mass – Emotional Mastery – Sports Medicine – Using Imagery

Muscle Matters: Dr Brendan Egan

Modern science has led to automation which means that we are predisposed to being physically inactive and in his talk Brendan outlines the risks to our health of this development. Furthermore, better medicines are leading to greater longevity and as the global population is getting older, the long term impact on health care provision is a huge challenge to be addressed.

Brendan in his talk focuses on Sarcopenia, a disease involving age related wasting of muscle, and talks about the connections with other diseases, including cancer and diabetes, and he encourages us to change our lifestyles now in order to keep our muscles strong as we age…

 

How to Stay Calm and Relaxed During Competition – Emotional Mastery

Sports can evoke a wide range of emotions, from inspiration, pride, exhilaration, and satisfaction, to fear, frustration, anger, and panic, often in a very short time span during training or competition.

Your ability to perform consistently is often determined by the consistency of your emotions; as your emotions go, so go your performances…

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Use Isometic Holds to Improve Leg, Shoulder and Core Strength

Tennis is a sport requiring players to be strong enough to hold very awkward positions. For example, picture Kim Clijsters finishing in a split on a wide forehand or Novak Djokovic looking like Gumby after stretching to hit a low, open-stance backhand. Core strength is required not only to get into to this position to hit the shot but also to come out of this position to recover for the next shot…

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Questions For The Doctor Part 2 – With Dr. Hillel Z. Harris – Sports Medicine

Dr. Hillel Z. Harris, MD is the founder of MD Sports Inc, which focuses on sports performance and athletic training. He provides annual physicals, and performs laboratory testing and body composition testing. He and his team develop customized nutrition and physical activity plans for athletes and the general population interested living a healthy lifestyle. He promotes wellness, and is an innovator in the emerging field of preventative health and lifestyle medicine. He is a board-certified physician and has been a practicing medical doctor since 2004…

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Utilizing Imagery to Enhance Injury Rehabilitation

Recovering from injury is an unfortunate byproduct of athletic participation. The rehabilitation process can be an arduous experience full of discouragement. The athlete who approaches rehab with a positive attitude and a goal-oriented plan can turn the tough task of recovery into an affirmative experience. Therapy can result in the athlete being better prepared for future obstacles and in a better position to succeed. The athlete who takes charge of the rehabilitation process in a proactive manner has an improved chance to overcome the debilitating effects of injury…

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Inside Your Shoulder, Shoulder Injuries and Top Shoulder Rehab Exercises

Inside Your Shoulder, Shoulder Injuries and Top Shoulder Rehab Exercises

Shoulder Anatomy – Everything You Need To Know

Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes muscle anatomy of the shoulder girdle and anatomy of the shoulder joint. Anatomy of the Shoulder muscles and ligament, and the rotator cuff and muscles are also shown…

 

Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body.

They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments…

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Self Diagnosis – Check Your Symptoms

If you’re not sure what might be wrong with your joint, our self diagnosis tool for the knee, shoulder and ankle is a good place to start.

It won’t replace a real doctor and cannot give a definitive diagnosis but it may help you better understand your symptoms…

CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS

 

My Top 5 Shoulder Rehab Exercises

So why have I have chosen these five exercises? Well firstly, I seem to use them a lot with different patient groups, with different presentations of shoulder pain, so I class them as multi purpose exercises. Next, they are simple, easy to coach/teach and require little or no equipment. Finally they can be adapted and progressed easily…

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Brittany Tacy’s Sexy Shoulder Workout

Stately shoulders are the key to any well-rounded physique. Build sculpted shoulders with this workout from IFBB bikini pro Brittany Tacy…

To build great shoulders, you can’t just show up and go through the motions. Training is all about strength, intensity, growth, and that neverending desire to reach higher every time.

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Meet Dr. Hillel Z. Harris of MD Sports Inc in Boca Raton

Meet Dr. Hillel Z. Harris of MD Sports Inc in Boca Raton

MD Sports – Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Hillel Z. Harris…

“Let’s focus on what types of physical activity make people happy because invariably that will lead to less stress. I use a personalized approach to treat both athletes, and anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle. The body strives to be in balance- it wants to be in harmony, in a steady state. Let’s formulate a plan to get there- what activities do you enjoy? What are the obstacles to accomplishing them? What’s holding you back? You have to clear the obstacles before moving to the next level. Let’s review your lifestyle choices. We will create a customized, targeted plan to give you the best chances for success. Together, we can clear the way for you to achieve the goals you want for yourself.”

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