In the News
Make 2013 your fittest year ever with help from the nation's top performance coaches and nutritionists. From now through New Year’s Day, sign up for a personalized Core Performance online training and nutrition program and take advantage of our biggest discount ever. Use the promo code CP-NEWYEAR to receive either:
Still looking for the perfect gift? We asked our partners to share their favorite products for the holiday season, and we’ve tested each one at our facilities. We also included an experience to train at an Athletes’ Performance facility (we won’t tell if you want to gift that one to yourself). Use the gift guide below to wrap up your holiday shopping for the health-conscious person or the Core Performance fan on your list, and start the new year off right.
In the News
adidas miCoach was recently named the best all-around coaching app by Outside magazine. Developed in collaboration with the Performance Innovation team at Athletes' Performance, which partners with adidas to develop training plans, content, and coaching for miCoach, the app offers plans to help all athletes reach their goals. In addition to running, plans include basketball, football, tennis, soccer, rugby, and a variety of other sports. Athletes' Performance is proud to work with adidas to bring innovative coaching to users.
Choosing a partner who you perceive as being more fit than yourself can help you burn more calories, according to a new study from Kansas State University [HuffingtonPost.com].
Well at Work
Heart attacks carry a heavy health burden, if you’re lucky enough to survive. But what’s often overlooked is the impact a coronary event will have on your work life. New research presented at a recent meeting of the American Heart Association found that for every heart attack suffered by an employee, their employer will face a productivity loss of around 60 missed workdays. Those absences translate to an $8,000 deficit. What’s more, long-term estimates that include ongoing medical visits and complications cause those figures to spike to 397 days and a tally of $52,000 per employee.
As the average weight in America has increased, so has the individual perception of ideal weight, according to a new Gallup report [HuffingtonPost.com].
Barefoot running has been around since man learned to walk. Several of the top champions in track and field have competed barefoot, a list that includes South Africa’s Zola Budd, who dominated women’s middle distance running in the 1980s.
Well at Work
It’s tempting to drift into autopilot during the last hour of the workday, especially if that final 60 minutes falls near the dinner hour. It’s easy to rationalize spending that time dealing with non-work email and attending to personal online matters since, after all, it seems like you’re still working. But that last hour of the workday can be a highly productive one, setting the tone for an enjoyable evening and another efficient effort the following day. Here are five ways to do just that:
Thanksgiving has been referred to as the biggest eating holiday of the year. Researchers from the Calorie Control Council report that the average American may eat as many as 4,500 calories and 229 g of fat on Thanksgiving Day. But it's not all bad. Thanksgiving offers plenty of healthy options. Check out our nutrition ranking below of the traditional Thanksgiving menu (ranked most to least healthy foods), and fill your plate with mostly items from the top of the list. Enjoy a less healthy option from the bottom of the list to satisfy cravings.
The best part of Thanksgiving for many people is enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends. The dilemma: The temptation to overeat. While we don't expect you to forgo your holiday favorites, there is a way to fight off holiday weight gain. Eating proper portions (especially of unhealthy foods) can help you indulge in a healthier way. Use the portion size guide below (no measuring cup necessary) to enjoy your meal without overdoing it.
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Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
Researchers have found that hunter-gatherers don’t expend more energy than westerners. Here’s how to crank your metabolism into overdrive.
Each item on this list packs a punch of beneficial nutrients and unique flavor.
An Israeli study found that work burnout can increase your risk of heart disease by as much as 79 percent.
Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.