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Nutrition

Exercising Pre-Holiday Can Help Fight Effects of Overeating, According to Study

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Worried that your holiday food spread will damage your diet? A small study from the University of Bath found that working out 45 minutes a day leading up to the holidays can help counteract some of the effects of overeating.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Cooking, Weight Loss, Food

Live Better

Study: Exercise Boosts Creativity

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Feeling uninspired? A quick workout can help boost your creativity and problem-solving skills, according to a small study published in the Frontiers of Human Neuroscience.

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Tags: Focus, Health

Well at Work

Employees Motivated to Work Harder When They Feel Appreciated

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Want to keep your employees happy and motivated? Show your appreciation. Employees who feel their work is appreciated and recognized by their boss are more likely to work harder, according to a new study by Glassdoor, an online career site.

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Tags: Work, Motivation

Live Better

17 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Every Budget

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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.

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Tags: Health, Gear, Home

Play Better

Injury Prevention Tips for an Extended Season

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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.

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Tags: Football, Injury Prevention, Injury, Reduce Pain

Live Better

6 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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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.

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Tags: Health, Weight Loss

Well at Work

Why Employers Should Want Employees to Use Vacation Days

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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.

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Tags: Leisure Time, Work

Live Better

6 Must-Have Carry-Ons for Healthier Travel

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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.

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Tags: Health, Travel

Well at Work

U.S. Employers Rank Stress as Top Workplace Issue

 

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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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Tags: Health, Stress, Pressure, Work

In the News

Athletes’ Performance Launches The Comeback Initiative to Support Our Nation’s Heroes

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.

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Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.