Tips for Coming Back from Injury

Injury Recovery Tips

Once an injured athlete has been cleared to return to his or her sport of choice it can be tempting to tackle workouts at the same intensity as before the injury. However, during the first few weeks post-injury athletes should be cautious as to not re-injure themselves. Listed below are tips for returning to exercise safely and effectively.

Take it slowly
Do not assume that you can return to the level you were at immediately before injury. Even if ...

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Sports Drink Comparison

How Sports Drinks Compare

With the numerous sports drinks available on the market it can be difficult to determine which is best for you. Ultimately, the easiest way to find your favorite drinks is by testing each during exercise, but the guide shown below is a handy explanation of the differences (as well as the advantages and disadvantages) of some of the many products available.

Gatorade is the original electrolyte drink that was developed specifically for the rehydration of athletes. It ...

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How Many Miles to Put on a Running Shoe

Running Shoe Wear

A common question among runners is how many miles can be safely put on a pair of running shoes. Ultimately, the answer to this question is dependent on a number of factors and there is no right number for everyone.

In general, manufacturers recommend that running shoes can be worn for 300 – 500 miles. With the introduction of materials such as Fresh Foam from New Balance and Boost technology from Adidas, a big selling point is ...

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Importance of a Running Log for Beginning Runners

Running Logs For Beginners

One of the most essential tools that every runner should utilize, especially beginners, is a running log. Training journals are as diverse as the runners who write in them, from a simple excel spreadsheet keeping track of daily mileage to a detailed, handwritten journal that tracks distance, time, feelings, weather, route, etc. There is no right or wrong way to log, but listed below are reasons why keeping a log is right for everyone.

Promotes Mindfulness
Many runners ...

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