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Why regular coffee intake could worsen sports performance

Just as most of us embrace the caffeine kick from our morning cup of joe, athletes often turn to caffeine to boost their sports performance. New …

Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report

More of us than ever hate the way that we look. It’s making us anxious, unhealthy and disempowered. A special report on the pressures distorting the way we think and feel<p>Outside, on a warm morning in March, students at the University of the West of England are shading their faces with textbooks, …

Thoughts on Long-Term Athletic Development and Training Young Athletes

Science behind plyometrics

Turner and Jeffreys (2010) had a good literature review of the stretch shortening cycle along with thoughts on plyometrics in the August issue of</i> …

Kids Who Lift Weights Are Better at Soccer

Youth soccer is firmly entrenched in American culture. It has a coveted spot somewhere between apple pie, the Fourth of July, and cable news …

Doctor Your Skull, Protect Your Brain: How to Heal Yourself From Impacts

The human body is amazing. <b>Scientists and anatomists are continuing to learn about our flesh-based machine driven by a fluid structure that is our</b> …

A virtual breakthrough in sports rehabilitation

Israeli start-up VRPhysio at the forefront of harnessing gaming technology to help treat neck, spinal and other injuries.<p>VRPHYSIO FOUNDER Eran Orr …

How to Cultivate Mental Toughness

Grit. Determination. Willpower. Fortitude. Do you have what it takes to persist in the face of challenges? To pick yourself up and carry on even when …

Self-improvement

Mastery is About How You Practice, Not How Often | Inc.com

Years ago, in a sweaty dojo, I earned my black belt and wisdom about the art of practice from Master Dave. Master Dave wasn't a Ph.D researcher with some degree in neuropsychology but his years of experience taught him that practicing something over and over does not make it perfect.<p>There's a lot …

Self-improvement

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden
Nutrition

Mental health? It’s in the mind and the body, too

We are wrong to deny the link between physical and mental health, as emerging evidence suggests<p>Something is stirring in the world of mental health and for once the news is positive. This month, British scientists began testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging …

Mental Health

Want to Live Longer? Every Movement Counts, Even Cleaning the House

You don’t have to break a sweat to reap the health benefits of physical activity, according to new research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics …

Exercise

Social media can be bad for youth mental health, but there are ways it can help

Young people spend a lot of time on social media. They’re also more susceptible to peer pressure, low self-esteem and mental ill-health. A number of …

Social Media

Exercise is medicine

There has been a flurry of interest in the value of exercise as a therapeutic remedy in some sections of physiotherapy social media in recent months. …

Putative

Even a little exercise boosts your brain

Studies have already shown that following a long-term exercise regimen has a beneficial effect on one's brain – no surprise there. A new study …

The best post-workout foods to help you refuel

1. Greek yogurt<p>Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein compared to regular yogurt, and is a great source of carbohydrates. “Mix it with cereal …

Nutrition

What Really Matters About Creatine

There’s one supplement second in popularity only to protein, called α-methyl guanidine-acetic acid.<p>As many of you know, this is just a fancy word for …

Nutrition

Why stress makes you fat

<b>We all know what makes us fat: eating more in calories than we burn off in energy. But though this is true, it doesn't answer the more interesting question - why do we overeat in the first place?</b><p>Why do I sometimes feel compelled to eat that bit of cake or bar of chocolate although I know I am going …

Diabetes

Just one hour of social media a day can ruin your sleep

We all know that using your phone before bed is a bad idea but now there’s evidence that using it throughout the day can impact on your sleep.<p>Which …

Children who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be OBESE, worrying study reveals

Children who get less sleep are more likely to be obese , a shocking new study has revealed.<p>Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University looked …

7 Weird Things You Didn’t Know Could Cause Insomnia

Chances are good that you've experienced insomnia at some point in your life. According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million …

What are the best foods to fight aging?

Eat well for a long and healthy life – that's a mantra that we're all familiar with, but what are the best foods to help us achieve that goal? In …

Humans are living longer — but they’re also getting sicker

Health care costs are rising every year, and unfortunately, so is the likelihood of older adults suffering four or more chronic diseases.<p>In fact, the …

Signs you’re not getting enough calcium, vitamin A or vitamin D – and why it matters

Canadians aren’t getting enough calcium, vitamin D and vitamin A in their diets, which could leave them open to a variety of health issues down the …

Employee & Community Health

Tips for staying active no matter the weather<p>1/25/2018 by Dr. John Matulis<p>Brrrr. You don't need me to tell you that winter has finally arrived in …

Magical microbes – how to feed your gut

Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the rage. The reason? They are supposedly packed full of gut-healthy microorganisms, and we are finally waking up to just how much the trillions of …

Wellness