The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving

October 1st, 2019 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

Grand­mas­ters in compe­ti­tion are subjected to a constant torrent of mental stress. That stress, in turn, causes their heart rates to increase, which, in turn, forces their bodies to produce more energy to, in turn, produce more oxygen…Stress also leads to altered — and disturbed — sleep patterns, which in turn cause more fatigue — and can lead to more weight loss. Read full article: … Continue reading

Music Lessons Improve Children’s Cognitive Skills, Academic Performance

May 10th, 2018 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Uncategorized

Struc­tured music lessons signif­i­cantly enhance chil­dren’s cogni­tive abil­i­ties, including language-based reasoning, short-term memory, plan­ning and inhi­bi­tion, which lead to improved acad­emic perfor­mance. Published in Fron­tiers in Neuro­science, the research is the first large-scale, longi­tu­dinal study to be adapted into the regular school curriculum. Visual arts lessons were also found to signif­i­cantly improve chil­dren’s visual and spatial memory. Read full article: Labo­ra­tory Equip­ment, “Music Lessons Improve … Continue reading

CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

November 17th, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Mild/Traumatic Brain Injury

The Pac-12 Confer­ence announced today that CU Boulder has been selected to lead its Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Concus­sion Coor­di­nating Unit (PCCU), a multi-year, multi-site research initia­tive that will estab­lish best prac­tices and clin­ical infra­struc­ture for advancing educa­tion on trau­matic brain injury in student-athletes through the use of Sync­Think EYE-SYNC tech­nology, a world leader in neuro-tech­nology with foun­da­tional intel­lec­tual prop­erty in eye-tracking. Read full article: … Continue reading

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”