By Norah Whitten It’s hard to believe winter is upon us again. We know that this time of year is a great time to up the strength training and mobility work. However, there are other, less talked about, aspects of training that deserve some attention. There are three areas
By Holly Boss | Just as some things in life get easier with age, inevitably, there are other things that get harder… important things like training for a marathon, or regenerating bone density.
By Brian Diaz Starting as early as the 1970s, physiologists have studied the effects of applying ice to the body after exercise for various benefits including, but not limited, to anti-inflammation, pain reduction, muscular strength gains, and anti-fatigue. Applying ice packs to body parts and, in some cases, fully
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By Sheri Branson | Photos By Rhesa for TLP Self-myofascial release (SMFR) involves applying gentle pressure to connective tissue to help create tissue mobility. Our muscles can become chronically tight due to repetitive movements such as running, cycling, yoga, swimming, or strength training. This can cause the tissue to
By Norah Cetin | Heart Rate Variability, or HRV, is the time between heart beats as measured in milliseconds. Contrary to resting heart rate, where lower is usually better, a higher variability between heart beats is actually more indicative of better fitness and ability to recover from strenuous exercise.
By Holly Boss | With 2018 nearing, many runners are making a resolution to be healthier and manage stress. Before we jump to the conclusion that eliminating stress makes us happier and healthier, let’s reflect on whether all stress is actually bad.