Runner’s Knee: Causes & Treatment
What is Runner’s Knee? Runner’s knee is a painful condition frequently occurring in endurance athletes where the patellofemoral joint (knee-cap) becomes painful during runs. This is among the most commonly occurring running-related injuries and can range from mild knee pain that warms up during your runs to debilitating levels that prevent any training. Common Causes of Runner’s Knee There are...
How to Reduce Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition where the tissues on the bottom of the foot become irritated with weight bearing activities. The term “plantar fasciitis” is a little less accurate than we once thought as this isn’t purely an inflammatory condition as the “itis” part would imply. Instead, it is a condition that happens when the plantar fascia tissue gets...
Tips for Better Sleep to Maximize Performance
Let’s face it, you’ve tried every thing in the book to get those 8 hours of sleep. But, nothing works. You feel like no amount of melatonin is going to do the trick. And you’ve finally thrown in the towel. Well, truth be told (and research agrees) is that there actually is no magic trick or pill that is going...
Sleep Hygiene – The Secret to Improving Performance
Without a doubt, recent research is showing us that sleep hygiene is the secret to improving performance and health, inside and outside of the gym. The great news is, you don’t need a drug or medication to improve your sleep, you need sleep hygiene! Let’s start out by understanding that there likely isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to improving your sleep....
Mindfulness Meditation for Stress and Pain
The holidays are upon us and it is a wonderful time of year. Sadly, for many people the holidays bring a great deal of stress. Obviously, 2020 has thrown us tons of curveballs and we would be naive to think the 2020 holidays won’t come with additional stress. However, we don’t have to be passive and let the stress overcome...