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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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Tags: Military

Live Better

Study: Calorie Burn from Housework Often Overestimated

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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.

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Tags: Calories, Home, Women, Health

Well at Work

Back Pain Progression is a Troubling Trend

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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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Tags: Health, Back Pain, Pain, Work

Nutrition

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

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It’s practically impossible to avoid candy in the days that flank Halloween. In fact, candy sales for the holiday can reach upwards of $2 billion. So don’t fear the indulgence. But rather factor it into your nutrition goals. Start by following the below advice from Amanda Carlson-Phillips, vice president of nutrition and research at Athlete’s Performance, who tackled three common Halloween-turned-healthy questions.

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Tags: Food, Home, Family, Health

Mindset

3 Pregame Mindset Strategies

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After clocking hours of practice and putting your body to the test, you're ready to take on the competition. Stay focused, ease tension, and solidify your game-day performance by getting your mind in the game with these simple strategies.

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Tags: Motivation, Play Better - Sport, Focus, Attitude

Well at Work

Healthy Employees = A Healthy Bottom Line

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While the stock market swings and sways every day, there’s one factor that can steady and strengthen a business’ performance—the health of its employees. Companies that earned the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Corporate Health Achievement Award (which recognizes the healthiest and safest companies in the U.S.) have outperformed the S&P 500 over the last decade. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Tags: Health, Work

Well at Work

Loyal Workers Earn More

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It pays to stand behind your employer. Michigan State University researchers surveyed over 10,000 eastern European workers and while worker loyalty bolsters a business’ bottom line by lowering turnover costs, they found that employees benefit as well by earning more money.

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Tags: Work

Mindset

How to Develop a Winning Mindset

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Think of your mind like the gears of a bike. The gears operate your bike the same way your mind drives your body and your outcomes. It determines your focus, confidence, and ability to reach and exceed your goals. While you need the physical tools necessary to conquer the miles ahead, your mind will make or break you. “We seldom overcome our self-imposed limitations, which makes mindset, good or bad, a game changer,” says Trevor Moawad, vice president of mindset programs at Athletes’ Performance. Use his tips below to power your performance and develop a winning mindset.

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Tags: Cycling, Race, Focus, Goals, Attitude, Motivation, Planning

Well at Work

Cash Helps Employees Trim Their Waistlines

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The most powerful feature of any successful office weight loss challenge isn’t emotional support, but rather financial incentives, according to a new study in the Journal of Health Economics.

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Tags: Health, Weight Loss, Work

Play Better

6 Tips for Recovering After a Ruck March

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There’s perhaps nothing more grueling than marching long distances with 50 or 60 pounds of gear strapped to your body. Ruck marches are routine in the military, and increasingly common in the endurance sports world, where several one-day events give athletes a small taste of what soldiers encounter throughout their careers.

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Tags: Tightness, Stretching, Soreness, Trigger Points, Mini Band, Military

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.