August 2019 High School Sports & Adult Bone Strength In May 2019, we reported on how youth sports injuries may impact adult-onset osteoarthritis, especially if proper care and training were not followed. Now this study from the University of Iowa reports that high school sports participation confers long-lasting bone health benefits compared to those who
March 2018 Potty Talk: FODMAPs & Athletic GI Distress Gastrointestinal distress is relatively common in endurance athletes: 30% – 50% report it. As blood is shunted from the gut to the working muscles during intense training, “acute enterocyte injury, increased intestinal permeability and altered motility” can cause bloating, diarrhea, pain and flatulence. So can
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Several years ago, when Eddie George was the Tennessee Titans heralded running back – for all good reasons, I might add – he took up yoga from a friend of mine. This instructor capitalized on Eddie’s work with her, and Eddie presumably capitalized on the benefits of stretching… a lot. Now, I can’t say whether
The ubiquity of planks in gyms and exercise videos has denigrated it to the level of a ‘fad’. Once the newcomer to fitness – about 15 years ago – it is now so common as both an exercise of choice for almost all kinds of athletes and people and as a standard of achievement for
It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote in this newsletter about the big news in fatty food guidelines: that some saturated fats are not only ok to eat but even healthy for the heart. Headlines in the media touted the newfound benefits of butter and bacon fat. At the expense of oversimplifying, after
Everyone kind of knows that getting started and keeping going with an exercise, or diet, program is the hardest part. Even though I encourage all newcomers to just start small – like 10 mins/day of walking – or changing one part of one’s daily diet – like cutting back on soft drinks by either eliminating