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Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's What To Do: It's natural to start feeling down in the winter months, but there are steps you can take to help! As you know, if your extremities turn blue when you’re out in the cold, it's a huge warning sign. Feeling blue can also be a warning sign for your emotional well-being that can also become a problem during the winter. It’s only natural and it’s not your fault - but you can do something about it, and you can even understand it better. The thing is, during the winter your circadian rhythm gets thrown [...]
So, you want to exercise outdoors (even though it’s winter)? Good on you for your dedication to maintaining your training! The great news is the shift in air quality and temperature can make your immune system stronger. Additionally, your heart rate speeding up to counter the cold makes your workout even more efficient. However, it's important to be safe when taking on harsh environments and weather conditions. Here are a few tips to help make the most of your winter workout: 1. Don't Forget To Warm Up! Your body is like a car, it needs some time to warm up when [...]
Why Do We Need A 'Rest Day'? We work hard day in and day out so that we can play even harder when game time comes. Practice, hard work, and dedication are all important pieces of the puzzle that make up a top performing athlete. But there is one more piece to that puzzle that’s just as important as giving it 110% every practice - getting quality rest. A huge problem I’ve seen, over and over, that keeps athletes from greatness, is not getting enough quality rest. Inside of our bodies, we are constantly preserving a balance between action and rest. [...]
Like a racing car is designed to drive, your mind is designed to think. When coaches and others give you well-intended advice to stop overthinking, they don't realize how futile this directive is. How do you simply "stop"? Can’t I Just Get My Zen On? I guess you could go to the Himalayas and meditate with some Buddhist monks for a few years and you'd learn how to do it. Don't get me wrong, meditation is a great thing. But, it can still be very difficult to slow or stop overthinking. The good news is it's not even necessary to do [...]