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Timing Is Everything – Sleep, Exercise, Health and Nutrition – Sports Science

Timing Is Everything – Sleep, Exercise, Health and Nutrition – Sports Science

An Athlete’s Guide to Everyday Nutrient Timing

When you eat is as important as what you eat when it comes to athletic performance. The tips below can guide you to the optimum times you need to eat and drink to perform your best, along with sample snacks and meals…

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Varied Bedtimes Tied to Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

People who don’t consistently get the same amount of sleep or go to bed at the same time each night may be more likely to develop health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, a recent study suggests…

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Exercise At This Time Of Day For Effective Weight Loss, Study Suggests

The time of day an individual chooses to exercise and the level of physical activity play an important role in weight loss, a study suggests. In other words, exercise level and consistency determine the effectiveness of a workout…

At the end of the study, the academics found that those who exercised in the morning experienced significant weight loss. They also found a link between different levels of physical activity and consistent exercise…

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Why Roger Federer Sleeps Twelve Hours a Day

For elite athletes, sleep is the greatest performance enhancing drug of all. In this short video, neuroscientist Professor Matthew Walker, author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep, explains the science behind Roger Federer, LeBron James and Usain Bolt’s enhanced sleep regimes…

 

Improving Athletic Skill Is All About Timing – Sports Science For High Performance Athletes

Timing is everything, especially in sports. Swinging a golf club, hitting a baseball, or even kicking a soccer ball all involve our brain’s ability to integrate space and time. Coordinating the perfect sequence of muscles and limbs, not to mention other objects like clubs and bats, while the body itself is in motion requires a well-trained combination of vision, motor skill and an internal clock that synchronizes the entire process. For music students learning to match their finger movements with the beat of the song, a metronome is a critical training tool. Now, some creative sports trainers are using the metronome concept to improve the neuromuscular connection of athletes…

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Timing is Everything: Why the Duration and Order of Your Exercise Matters

Learning the scientific basis of exercise metabolism can help the athlete become fit the smart way instead of the hard way. The order and duration of your exercises are important variables in influencing macromolecular metabolism. Simply put, working out for half an hour four times per week is not the same as working out for one hour twice a week, even though they add up to two hours total…

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Evening Vs. Morning Aerobic Training – Which Is Better for Hypertension Treatment? Athletes and High Blood Pressure

Evening Vs. Morning Aerobic Training – Which Is Better for Hypertension Treatment? Athletes and High Blood Pressure

Active Voice: Evening Vs. Morning Aerobic Training – Which Is Better for Hypertension Treatment?

High or elevated blood pressure (hypertension) affects one billion people worldwide and is one of the most important risk factors for development of cardiovascular disease. Current clinical guidelines highlight the use of aerobic training as a useful intervention, either alone or in combination with antihypertensive medication and other lifestyle changes to treat hypertension. However, benefits of exercise training, such as its ability to reduce blood pressure, appear to vary across studies and across individuals. Thus, an important research focus is to discover ways to potentiate exercise’s hypotensive effect…

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Do Athletes Have Higher or Lower Blood Pressure?

Training doesn’t grant you immunity from hypertension.

A new review article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, from researchers in Norway, looks at the question of blood pressure in athletes by pooling the results of 51 previous studies. It’s well known that regular exercise lowers blood pressure in the general population (the figure quoted in the paper is that it lowers blood pressure by 4-9 mmHg)–but does the same hold true for athletes training intensely?

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How To Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally | How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally

A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you’re at risk of developing high blood pressure if you don’t take steps to keep your blood pressure under control.

HOW TO PREVENT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
High blood pressure can often be prevented or reduced by eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and not smoking.

SALT & DIET:
Cut down on the amount of salt in your food and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. The NHS Eatwell Guide highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet…

 

Athletes and High Blood Pressure

Benefits of Exercise

Randomized clinical trials have shown that physical activity is associated with a decrease in the blood pressure for all patient groups: those who have a normal blood pressure at the outset, those with high normal blood pressure or “pre-hypertension,” and those with high blood pressure…

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Professional Athletes Use Cryotherapy for Faster Recovery and to Improve Athletic Performance

Professional Athletes Use Cryotherapy for Faster Recovery and to Improve Athletic Performance

New Evidence for Ice and Cryotherapy in Sport

Cryotherapy is one of my favorite topics in sports science and sports medicine, and I’ve monitored updates in the scientific research for a long time. After reading nearly 400 studies on thermotherapy and examining all of the variables, I’ve found using ice is still an enigma. Some new research, as well as some old conflicting research, still leaves the community with more questions about its value for sport.

It’s now in favor to abandon a lot of the old treatments, but before we scoff at using therapeutic cold, let’s scrutinize the research more. If you think ice baths are old news and cryosaunas are a waste of time, guess again. New perspectives about how the body recovers from injury and training reopen the door to cryotherapy…

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CAN WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE?

It is becoming increasingly popular among athletes, but can whole body cryotherapy improve sports performance? Co-founder of Quantum Cryotherapy Adela Thornton-Wood reviews the latest scientific research.

There is a growing body of evidence to support cryotherapy as an effective tool for anyone who plays sports: from professional athletes competing at a national and international level to those who simply exercise for fun and to keep fit.

The evidence out there at the moment is mainly on the benefits of whole body cryotherapy on recovery time and reducing inflammation…

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Mark Wahlberg and Floyd Mayweather Are Big Fans of Cryotherapy — But Is It Legit?

It sounds like it’s straight out of Austin Powers, but athletes are turning to cryotherapy to soothe their sore muscles — even though some say it’s dangerous.

“The cryotherapy session we did is an element of my training camp to help me recover between one training session and another in the same day,” Bivol, 27, told Men’s Health via his manager and translator. “It helped me a lot. I’ve only tried it a couple of times, but I plan to use it when I feel that my body is a little overwhelmed.”

With so many athletes singing the praises of cryotherapy, we at Men’s Health wanted to know: does it actually work? And if so, is it safe? We spoke to some industry leaders to get some answers…

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4 Reasons SO Many Professional Athletes use Cryotherapy

1. RECOVERY
Cryotherapy Greatly Reduces Swelling, and releases Numerous Hormones & Proteins that Speed Up Recovery.

2. MENTAL HEALTH
3-5x’s the Normal Amount of the Memory Repairing Hormone Norepinephrine is released during each Cryotherapy Session

3. MORE ENERGY
Your Body can produce up to 38% more Mitochondria in 10-20 Sessions of Cryotherapy, giving you more readily usable Energy

4. CUTTING WEIGHT
Your Body Burns 500-800 Calories While in the Cryochamber, and an increase in Brown fat also aids resting Caloric Burn Helping you stay fit for competitions

 

Avoid These Toxic Fruits and Vegetables – Gut Bacteria and Mental Health

Avoid These Toxic Fruits and Vegetables – Gut Bacteria and Mental Health

Avoid These Toxic Fruits and Vegetables

Each year EWG ranks produce for pesticide residue and presents consumers with both the safest and most toxic choices – here’s the latest list.

Is there anything more innocent than a plump red strawberry picked straight from the ground, still warm from the sun?

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Gut Bacteria and Mental Health – What Really Causes Addiction?

Mental disorders and neurological diseases are becoming a rapidly increasing medical burden. Although extensive studies have been conducted, the progress in developing effective therapies for these diseases has still been slow. The current dilemma reminds us that the human being is a superorganism…

Gut Bacteria and Mental Health – What Really Causes Addiction?

Can the Right Foods Keep Us Healthy? – Delray Medical Center Classes & Events

Can the Right Foods Keep Us Healthy? – Delray Medical Center Classes & Events

Delray Medical Center Classes & Events

Can the Right Foods Keep Us Healthy? – Dr. Hillel Harris

Wednesday, May 22 2019 at 10:00AM at The Duncan Conference Center

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The best treatment for illness is prevention.

Taking steps toward a healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and other lifestyle modifications can ward off health problems before they become serious enough for major medical care. We encourage healthy living in our communities through a number of educational programs and screenings. View our class..

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Boost Athletic Performance with these Sports Nutrition Supplements

Boost Athletic Performance with these Sports Nutrition Supplements

Six Great (Legal) Performance Enhancers for Sports or Fitness

Sorting Out the Hype

With all the marketing claims out there, promises that you’ll lose weight, gain huge muscles, and tear up all competition, it’s difficult to sort out what’s real. I always come back to the same conclusion: A well-balanced diet that is centered around lean proteins, whole grains (NOT white flour), and lots of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, is the best way to boost your performance. Sleep and proper hydration are also essential (but that’s a separate article).

That said, there are some tricks and shortcuts – and believe me, I take advantage of these! What follows is a list of supplements that I truly feel make you leaner, enhance performance, and make working out easier. Based on word of mouth between athletes, it seems that many professional endurance athletes agree…

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7 BEST Supplements for Athletes! (Per Sport)

The best supplements for sports competitors. Find out which ones might serve your performance best!

 

Dietary Supplements for Exercise and Athletic Performance

This fact sheet provides an overview of selected ingredients in dietary supplements designed or claimed to enhance exercise and athletic performance. Manufacturers and sellers promote these products, sometimes referred to as “ergogenic aids,” by claiming that they improve strength or endurance, increase exercise efficiency, achieve a performance goal more quickly, and increase tolerance for more intense training. These effects are the main focus of this fact sheet. Some people also use ergogenic aids to prepare the body for exercise, reduce the chance of injury during training, and enhance recovery from exercise…

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A Life Changing Product

ASEA REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement addresses cellular breakdown, starting at the genetic level. This supplement is created using a groundbreaking, patented process that reorganizes molecules of natural salt and purified water into redox signaling molecules and has been scientifically tested and shown to signal the activation of genetic pathways…

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25 Top Sports Supplements

Boost athletic performance with these sports nutrition supplements.

People are continually searching for supplements to help them build muscle, boost energy and lose weight. The following is an overview of 25 popular sports supplements…

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An Overview of Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition is a topic of constant change and has grown as a dynamic field of clinical study. Research continues to advise improved nutritional guidelines and support for both active adults and competitive athletes. Science recognizes sports nutrition and energy intake as the “cornerstone of the athlete’s diet.”

What Is Sports Nutrition?
Sports nutrition is the foundation of athletic success. It is a well-designed nutrition plan that allows active adults and athletes to perform at their best. It supplies the right food type, energy, nutrients, and fluids to keep the body well hydrated and functioning at peak levels…

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Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

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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