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The Truth Behind Antioxidants & Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

Alyssa Bialowas Elite athletes are prone to injury and muscle damage, especially those who compete in high contact sports such as rugby. To speed up recovery in these athletes would get them back training and on the field as quickly as possible. Previous research has looked at the effects of high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods

3 Ways Elite Athletes’ Training Affects Sleep & Wake Behaviors

Alyssa Bialowas Elite athletes undertake extensive training and physical demands. This can affect their daily life, including their sleep patterns and behaviors. Australian Rules football, rugby union and soccer are three of the most popular football codes played in Australia. Each sport has various demands on players due to the physical contact, types of movement

The Most Efficient Way to Run Faster

Evan Stevens, Sprint Coach Phosphocreatine is the most immediate source of energy we have access to run faster. It is separate from the glycolytic (anaerobic) and mitochondrial (aerobic) pathways and is a way to rapidly produce energy (ATP) at the onset of high intensity exercise. CP as an energy source has is finite and only

Everyday Tips To Be More Mindful

Gillian White - MSc, PhD (Candidate), University of Toronto Mindfulness Part II. Everyday tips to be more mindful. As I discussed in the previous article, Mindfulness Part I, the pursuit and practice of mindfulness has a wide variety of benefits relating to your health, happiness, and productivity. In this day and age, where your

Increase the Intensity with HyperWear’s Vest Pro

Hank Shell  Spring has arrived here in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Those slate gray and gelid winter mornings are giving way, albeit reluctantly, to temperate sunrises and birdsong. Each day the rivers grow with the seasonal tithe of high-mountain runoff. The snows are receding, revealing the myriad caches of dog poop that punctuate

Reduce Cigarette Cravings with Acute Exercise

Catherine O'Brien It is no secret that smoking is a major health hazard that significantly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems. That said, 20% of adult men and 16% of adult women smoke (American Heart Association, 2015). It is possible that, the sustaining prevalence of smokers is due, not to

Muse: A heart rate monitor for your head

A Review by Hank Shell I’m all about mindfulness, y’all. If you’ve read my columns, you know this. If you haven’t, then that’s your misfortune. Anyway, mindfulness can have all kinds of wonderful health benefits, as I’ve so graciously pointed out in the past. Not only can it improve our mood and ability to regulate

8 Crucial Dynamic Warm-up Exercises | FastTwitchGrandma Fitness Tips & Tricks

Dynamic Warm-up or Functional Stretching is crucial to each training session. In order to increase strength and power output, it is best to start with dynamic stretching and leave the static stretching for post-workout. Dynamic warm-up usually comes after a general warm-up or light cardiovascular activity. Here are a few exercises that could be

4 Ways HIIT Exercise Improves Kidney Health

By Alyssa Bialowas High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of exercise that has been found to improve health levels in people with metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and has recently been found to help those with kidney disease, too. Chronic kidney disease is characterised by failing kidney functions and reduced life expectancy. Complications arise from

Training Factors to Improve Sprint Performance & Speed

Ryan Cross, Physiotherapist One of the most exciting events in the Summer Olympics has to be the 100 m sprint.  The winner of this race is considered the fastest on earth.  To get to this level of speed, proper training is required.  In fact, speed is an important aspect for most sports. Coaches and