We've pulled together a list of healthy, performance-boosting gifts from our partners and other brands to make this year's gift-giving season easier and more budget-friendly. The gifts range in price, so you can stick to your budget (big or small) with the items on the list.
In the News
Anyone can achieve excellence for a day, even a week or a month. That’s easy. But a high performer is one who does it consistently for years over the course of a career. While you may be performing well some of the time, you can perform better and more consistently with the help of Mark Verstegen's new book, Every Day Is Game Day: The Proven System of Elite Performance to Win All Day, Every Day.
In-season training and conditioning can be a challenge for football players. After all, they’ve already endured rigorous offseason programs followed by preseason training camps in the August heat. Now they face the weekly pounding of games that can continue into December, January, or even February, depending on the level of play. The key is to walk the line between preseason conditioning and shutting down completely.
It’s unrealistic for players to think they can maintain an ambitious program. At the same time, focusing solely on football and ignoring recovery strategies is a recipe for injury.
“As players go further into the season, they can start forgetting about the little things they did at the beginning of the year,” says Nick Winkelman, director of education and performance systems for Athletes’ Performance. “Remember that what got you there will keep you there.” Here are three ways to stay on top of your game, minimize your exposure to injury, and prepare for a long schedule that could end with a run deep into the postseason.
Avoiding weight gain during the holidays can be challenging for even the most dedicated performance athletes. Thanksgiving kicks off a six-week gauntlet of holiday parties and celebrations that doesn't end until New Year’s morning. But rather than resigning yourself to putting on weight and dealing with it as part of your 2014 New Year’s resolutions, formulate some strategies to end 2013 strong—and at or below the weight you began the holiday season. Here’s how.
Well at Work
Just because an employee is skipping vacation days to work, it doesn't mean they're being more productive or they're more satisfied at work than employees that take all their allotted vacation time. In fact, a majority of human resources professionals believe that employees who use their personal time off are happier and more productive, according to a new study from the Society for Resource Management.
There’s nothing easy about flying the friendly skies. In fact, they’re not very friendly at all. But with a little up-front planning, you can make your next airplane trip a happier and healthier experience. As John Wooden often preached, failing to prepare is the same as preparing to fail. Want to ace your next trip? Remember these must-have carry-ons.
Well at Work
Stressed at the office? You're not alone. Stress is the number one workplace issue according to the 2013/2014 Towers Watson Staying@Work Survey, conducted by Towers Watson in collaboration with the National Business Group on Health. While employers ranked stress as the top issue facing employees, above physical inactivity and obesity, only 15 percent said that decreasing stress and anxiety was a top priority of their company's health and productivity programs.
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Athletes’ Performance is excited and honored to announce The Comeback Initiative, a new program dedicated to serving military, law enforcement, fire fighter, and first aid responders who were injured or wounded while serving.
Think you're burning the same amount of calories from cleaning your house as you would going to the gym? Think again. According to a new study published in the BMC Public Health journal, most people overestimate the amount of calories they're burning during housework.
Well at Work
Anyone who has spent their 9-to-5 behind a desk can confirm that lower-back pain is a serious threat to employee performance. And according to new research published in the Journal of Pain, up to 70 percent of us will experience such pain in our lifetimes. What’s worse, many of those symptoms will turn chronic.
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Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
There's a little something for everyone (and every budget) on our holiday list.
Answers to the most common Halloween-turned-healthy questions.
A new study found that human resources professionals believe that employees are happier, healthier, and more productive when they use vacation time.
Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.