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What You Need To Know About Light For Your Health & Fitness To Shine

What You Need To Know About Light For Your Health & Fitness To Shine

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Artificial Light's Effect on Health and Fitness All living organisms have an internal clock, built-in and programmed in our evolution, set via morning sunlight exposure and nighttime darkness.  This biological clock (called a “circadian rhythm”) regulates hormones, metabolism, the sleep/wake cycle, and all cellular growth and repair. Certain artificial light exposure after sunset tells the brain that the Sun is rising, preventing melatonin manufacture. This severely compromises sleep and repair quality, accelerating aging and disease pathology over time. There is something to be done about it. Various forms of protection, including phone settings and anti-blue light glasses, can block all...

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Is Being Injury Prone A Myth?

Is Being Injury Prone A Myth?

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How many times have you watched sports and heard the broadcasters say an athlete is an injury-prone? How often have you heard someone say they are dealing with nagging injuries? Safe to say most of us just about all of us in the health and fitness space. A major component of not only rehab but training is helping people bulletproof their body for long-term injury prevention. This set of circumstances begs the question...is there such a thing Take someone like Derrick Rose-he's someone that has been branded with that reputation and rightfully so-what has mainly been a resume of knee...

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Sensory Deprivation Floating For Health, Wellness, & Fitness

Sensory Deprivation Floating For Health, Wellness, & Fitness

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Floating, float therapy, or sensory deprivation, is a multi-beneficial modality, traditionally applied to relieve anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, trauma, and a host of other biopsychosocial issues wherein stress and/or trauma are stored in the body. Remember, The Body Keeps The Score. This is where health, fitness, performance, and the mind-body component intersect. For those who don't know, floating involves laying in a pod filled with Epsom salt, minerals, and water warmed to the temperature of your body. You lay in the water, buoyant (because of the magnesium content), with the sensation of floating (the water matching your body's temperature helps...

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Should You Train When You're Sick?

Should You Train When You're Sick?

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In short? It depends, but common sense wins the day. Mild usually means good to go, moderate and beyond means no go. In context, if you're having some mild allergic reactions or a slight runny nose with no other symptoms, you should be able to train anything-conditioning, strength work, plyometrics, mobility, etc. This is part of building the body to become anti-fragile. It may not be the best workout of your life, but you'll likely feel better for doing it. But what about the other end of the spectrum? If you're experiencing more severe symptoms, including sinus pressure headaches, throat...

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Performance Training Basics

Performance Training Basics

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Performance Training Basics   Training For Performance? Consider The Nervous System   What makes a good training system? Relevance. What an athlete does is not necessarily what a member of the gen-pop will do. Instead of chalking it up to genetics, realize that athleticism has trainable qualities.  Athleticism involves mastering sports-relevant techniques for dynamic flexibility, power, agility, speed, relevant strength, balance, coordination, relevant conditioning, reactivity, relaxation, and force absorption.  Such is the foundation upon which quality athletic training systems are built-in attempt to answer these questions for the given athlete. The athlete's training regime should directly translate to improvements in...

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