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Nap before or after workout?

Posted in on Jan 20, 2023. Tags: , ,

A good nap can fully restore your physical performance and guarantee improved alertness, better reaction time, and put you in a better mood. “Taking a nap is a great way to boost an athlete’s performance without getting tired” – says Dr. Amy Bender from the University of Calgary. However, when should we throw a nap into our schedule – before or after doing physical activity?

Should you nap before or after a workout?

Let’s begin by recognizing that squeezing in a workout and a nap can be difficult.  Perhaps there isn’t time to do both of these each day.  However, by better understanding how our bodies use rest, particularly after exercise, we may be able achieve and maintain our physical goals and mental health long term.

Do you know what your chronotype is? If you haven’t heard the term chronotype before, you’ve likely heard of ‘morning birds’ or ‘night owls’.  Your chronotype, which controls when you naturally want to sleep and wake, can also influence your appetite, exercise and core body temperature. 

Like many things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all...

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How much sleep do I need?

Posted in on Jun 23, 2022. Tags: , , ,

We all know that sleep is important. Considering that we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping, it is relevant to know just how much sleep we need each night in to fully recover and thrive.

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Light box therapy for jet-lag

Posted in on Jun 6, 2022. Tags: , ,

Jet lag is defined as a “condition characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (such as fatigue and irritability). Jet-lag occurs following a long flight through several time zones and results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body.

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Hydrogen Therapy for Muscle Recovery

Posted in on Apr 19, 2022. Tags:

Hydrogen is the lightest of all gasses. Research shows that drinking, bathing in, or inhaling hydrogen-enriched solutions has profound anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiapoptotic effects. For these reasons, many athletes see a potential in using hydrogen to improve recovery. With technologies for hydrogen therapy becoming more readily available, we can expect to see more sports teams employing it in their training routines shortly.

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