Why Intense Workouts Make People Throw Up (And How to Prevent It)
My hockey team had just gotten blown out by a team we should’ve beaten. It was a terrible performance all around. Based on our coach’s "speech" in the locker room [...]
High Powered Performance: Hydration Tips For All Athletes
Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water, our bodies are dependent on our hydration status for a multitude of chemical reactions to take place,...
How to Protect Yourself From Heat Stroke This Summer
When you hear the word “stroke,” you probably think, “happens to old people, not me.” But heat stroke—a medical emergency where the body’s core temperature reaches or exceeds 105 degrees [...]
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You? Here’s How to Tell
Getting to the "Wheat" of the Matter with Gluten —Celiac Disease vs. Allergy vs. Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (glute-free) Unless you've been living in...
Reducing Concussion Risk in Youth Athletes
Football is a tough game, played by strong human beings, who are successful when they impose their will on another. The nature of the 21st century...
Coconut Water: A Natural Source of Electrolytes
With temperatures pushing well past 100 degrees in many parts of the country, you’ve no doubt been hydrating with plenty of water and sports drinks during your summer training. However, [...]
Are You Drinking Too Much Water?
Since coaches preach the importance of fueling up with water from day one of practice, most athletes are well aware of the dangers of dehydration. However, a new study reveals [...]
Training 'Til You Puke: A Sign of Hard Work or Incorrect Training?
Pushing yourself to the max when training is key to improving performance. Anything less than 100 percent effort reduces potential performance gains and allows your competition to gain an edge. [...]
Differing Concussion Effects on Male and Female Athletes
Many precautions are taken to reduce head injuries in sports–from wearing helmets to implementing rules that make contact to the head illegal. However, it’s inevitable that some athletes will sustain [...]
Battle Pre-Game Nerves
Chewing gum can help you relax, according to sports psychologist Dr. Rob Bell. It has calming effects on the body, and chewing it is a great way to release nervous [...]