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Month: August 2018

The Science of Somnolence – Why We’ve Been Asleep at the Wheel ?>

The Science of Somnolence – Why We’ve Been Asleep at the Wheel

Sleep is, hands down, THE MOST IMPORTANT recovery tool for the human body. It is often the most overlooked variable as well. In today’s high-octane society, outworking your competition (and often yourself) is the hallmark of success. Sacrificing sleep for this increased work capacity is often a badge of honor amongst high-achievers, “I only need 3 hours of sleep and then I’m good to go”. Prioritizing sleep has developed a sort of stigma associated with laziness. Nobody wants to seem…

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Don’t Let Your Pain Keep You Sidelined ?>

Don’t Let Your Pain Keep You Sidelined

Lets face it – injuries, especially sports-related injuries, are inevitable. Whether it’s a torn rotator cuff muscle suffered while pitching or a sprained knee from ballet dancing, injuries are a part of being active. Rehabilitation, therefore, should also be active.  I missed my entire junior year of football due to a sprained ankle that occurred during pre-season training.  I was told to R.I.C.E and…well, that’s about it. Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, repeat. Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, repeat. I was following…

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