Monthly Archives: August 2013

5 Natural Ways to Improve your Performance in Sport!

1. Have a sleep routine and stick to it. When you really break it down …. To improve your performance in sport you must be able to recover and regenerate, which occurs while you sleep!  Therefore getting adequate sleep consistently is essential to your performance in sport. Go to bed at a time that allows you to sleep long enough.  This seems simple but is often overlooked. Going to bed at the same time every night allows your body to get into a natural rhythm that will allow consistent quality sleep to assist in your recovery from training.  The darker your room, the better the chances of a deep sleep for a longer period. 2. Staying well hydrated – On the daily!! Dehydration leads to a loss in volume of blood in the body.  When you are dehydrated you are decreasing the volume of blood...

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Real Life Requires Real Strength…. Especially as we Age!

As we get older it becomes more and more critical that we maintain our strength.  Opening a jar of pickles, carrying your groceries, putting the grandkids stroller in the back of the truck …these thing require strength development. Generally speaking when people hit the gym they feel as though they are really improving their fitness by spending their precious hour of training on a stationary aerobic  machine.    Strength training programs can seem complex, while jumping on the bike just seems like a simpler solution.  While aerobic training has its benefits, and is helpful in maintaining cardiovascular health, it won’t help you develop or maintain the strength you need to lower your risk of injury when carrying out tasks that challenge your body’s power output. 5Ways That Strength Training Will Help You Age Gracefully: 1. Keep your hormone production stimulated naturally:  Strength training is an amazingly...

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