Much has been said lately about immigration and immigrants. But I dare to say that most people understand very little about the immigration process. I came to the United States from Germany in 1994 through marriage. When I talk about it, the general assumption is that this can hardly be more than a formality, and all I can say is “au contraire”.
Although long neglected in medical research, fascial health is now understood to be a critical element of human movement and structure. Indeed, when I was a medical student at UCSF, our anatomy lab cadavers were cleared of all fascia before we even got into the lab. Fascia was deemed to be "filler", and its functions had not yet been realized. Fascia is intriguing.
In part one of this series of posts covering nutrition for college athletes we are going to quickly get into the benefits of eating better, and take a peek into research covering the dietary habits and knowledge of collegiate athletes.The upsides of eating well may seem obvious.After all, as athletes we are drilled from an early age on the importance of properly fueling up before practice and competition.Here are just four of the things that happen when we clean up our diet:
A lot of people are used to seeing bikes with flat pedals. But those looking for more security and maximum power transfer inevitably switch over to clipless bikes. Although it sounds contradictory, clipless pedals allow you to clip your shoes in for a locked in feeling and the ability to transfer power pushing down as well as pulling up. But are cycling shoes and mountain bike shoes one and the same?
Driving to work at UNM, I felt overwhelmed to draw awareness to two natural occurrences:1. The tendency for us to easily follow as we leave adolescence and transition to an adult, and2. The need to reveal the invisible walls we place around ourselves so we are less limited. So when I arrived at UNM Ballroom, I wrote these words on the board: THE UNITED NATION OF BALLROOM
For those who live in the Connecticut area and who are on a path to weight-loss, the road can be bumpy and tough at times. It’s inevitable that you are bound to hit a weight-loss plateau at some point, and it can then become very difficult to stay motivated and continue with your goal. Before you become too frustrated and consider giving up, you may want to check out these tips that can help you get past the plateau and back on track.
Yoga has been increasing in popularity over the last few years for a variety of reasons. While everybody knows that yoga can work wonders for your body, there are still some benefits to this practice that are largely unadvertised. In this article, we’re going to touch on some of the lesser known benefits of yoga.