What you actually gain from core training, when portion size and calorie counting may not matter, and nonalcoholic beer as a recovery drink?


“A phrase I’ve heard at conferences when people talk about great athletes is that there’s probably some degree of benign masochism that the people who love to go out and run 100 miles a week are not just physically capable but mentally capable.”



Non-alcoholic (NA) beer as a recovery drink? Some German Olympians think so. NA beer has a lower sugar content than many sports drinks. One study showed runners who drank NA beer post-exercise had less inflammation than those who didn’t.



Life advice: Surf the waves of the day, take a break when needed, embrace the holistic experience; “a happy ending with a few sprinkles of sadness can make that ending richer and more meaningful” -Daniel Pink



Thoughts on how Olympic athletes can teach us about leadership, from Dr. Heidi Brooks: Work smarter, not harder. Take time to reflect post presentation, day, week, etc. Hold yourself ruthlessly accountable to excellence.



What do you actually gain from core training? Breathing better and for longer, stability that aides performance, and preventing back pain. Advice from this study? Core Endurance is more important than strength.



Time to ditch the bagels, white bread, refined flour and sugar? A new study shows those who did lost a significant amount of weight over the course of a year, regardless of portion size or calorie counting.



A study by O’Donnell et al., showed that sleep hygiene education can improve sleep in elite female athletes. Sleep hygiene is defined as “a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality.”





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