The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

April 3rd, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number. Read full article: The New York Times, “The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles”

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day

January 31st, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

There are six phrases I hear from athletes that are truly cringe-worthy to me because they are huge red flags that you have put on that weight vest and put heavy expectations and pressures on yourself. Read Full Article: Dr. Jim Taylor, “Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day.”

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

One often believes that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be. However, this entire conception is scientifically inaccurate. The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. Read full article: Harvard Business Review, “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

July 19th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Even as the world gets noisier, scientists are learning more about the very real negative physical and mental effects of noise. And it’s through those studies of noise pollution that we are also getting a handle on how important silence is to the brain and mental health. Read Full Article: mother nature network, “Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can … Continue reading

Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

May 13th, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

Something that might provide you with a deeply satisfying sense of yourself that you did have when you were much, much younger. Find something — something new, something difficult — to immerse yourself in and improve at. Full Article: The New York Times, “Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice”

Eliminating the stigma of napping at work

April 6th, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Naps are actually a performance enhancer. Studies have shown that a nap in the morning can boost creative thinking, while afternoon naps can help people feel better physically. Full Article: Huffington Post, “Arianna: Office Nap Rooms Will Soon Be As Common As Conference Rooms”