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Modern society has patterned us to believe that all things should start up and run perfectly from the moment we lay a finger on them. Touch your iPhone and it’s operating at full capacity, turn on your TV and in seconds you can binge watch your favorite show on Netflix, or open your laptop and you can instantly browse Google. Immediacy is expected and craved. We all know that when the internet is lagging by just seconds it can get us in a tizzy. So naturally, we also expect immediacy of o...
Posted on 2020-01-15
88 of people have fallen off their chosen wagons, and by the time February rolls around, fewer than 30% are still at it. Despite the best of intentions and all the enthusiasm in the world, there are still a lot of reasons goals can fail. Making changes is hard, and making changes stick is even harder. Most of us tend to turn outward when we’re looking for the cause of our failure. The commute took too long and you didn’t have time for the gym. Or healthy food is more expensive. Or ...
Posted on 2020-01-02
Do you run? Do you have knees? Then, arguably, you have runner’s knees. Bad jokes aside, runner’s knee is an all-too-common condition that is estimated to make up 17 of runners are injured each year, and with runner’s knee making up seventeen percent of that, the math says that approximately 1 in 4 runners will experience PFPS in a given year.   With numbers that high, it’s important to understand what PFPS is, what to look out for, and when to seek treatment in ...
Posted on 2019-12-18
There’s a multitude of research and psychological study about the power of the mind in athletic performance. Researchers have examined visualization techniques, the attitude of successful athletes, and how the mind can trip us up in our quest for success. Sports psychology is a booming field, and it’s becoming more and more common for coaching staffs to employ psychologists to keep their athlete’s mental skills as in tune as their physical skills. On the edge of the field, in...
Posted on 2019-12-04
There’s no doubt that data is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives. It’s easier than ever to get access to information you previously had to visit a medical or lab setting to obtain. From quantifying the number of steps you take in a day to tracking your heart rate, health data is at our fingertips and ready to help us optimize our lives. The sports world is, and has been, going through the same data revolution. It’s not as prominent as the activity trackers on ever...
Posted on 2019-11-19
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