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How To Compare Your Stats To The Pros In Incredible Detail

How To Compare Your Stats To The Pros In Incredible Detail

One harsh reality of competitive sports that is often brushed over is that it doesn’t just matter how good you are, it matters how good you are in relation to other people. Usually this isn’t a major problem in the long run, as most of us will not go on to be professional athletes. But for people who take their sports a bit more seriously, knowing how they compare to their friends and regular teammates isn’t enough; even a terrible athlete can win best player as long as everyone else is worse.

5 Top Tips For Beginner Cyclists

5 Top Tips For Beginner Cyclists

When it comes to trying to get in a bit of extra physical activity, cycling can be a great choice. One of the biggest advantages of cycling as a way to get fit is that it can be done competitively, recreationally, or even practically as a mode of transport. Pretty much all of us could easily find a way to incorporate cycling into our regular routine, so we’re going to look at some of the top tips for beginner cyclists.

Which Is Better, Active Or Passive Recovery?

Which Is Better, Active Or Passive Recovery?

As any good athlete can tell you, allowing your body the opportunity to recover after exercise is just as important as the exercise itself. Failure to do so can lead to problems such as inflammation, lactate buildup, and overuse injuries. But the recovery process isn’t as straightforward as it seems, and there are actually two major types of recovery that you need to consider: active and passive.

6 Tips For Hikers To Prevent Injuries

6 Tips For Hikers To Prevent Injuries

Hiking can be a very rewarding activity for people of all ages. It’s a great way to get people out of the house and into nature, and gives us the opportunity to get in some vigorous exercise, while still allowing us to go at our own pace. Hiking is a very effective form of aerobic exercise that yields a lot of benefits for our physical health, and mental health as well. But like all forms of physical exercise, hiking is not without its risks, and there are certain injuries you become more susceptible to if you take it up.

Is Yoga Good For My Back Pain?

Is Yoga Good For My Back Pain?

Despite being over 5,000 years old, yoga remains one of the most popular forms of exercise and relaxation all across the world. The benefits of yoga are far-reaching, with increased flexibility and muscle strength, improved respiration and circulation, and weight loss being some of the main reasons the exercise has remained so popular over the years. People also enjoy yoga because it allows them to move gently at their own pace towards achieving their own goals, whether that means improving their overall health, or focusing on a specific issue.

What Are LISS Workouts And Should I Be Doing Them?

What Are LISS Workouts And Should I Be Doing Them?

Over the last few years, there has been a spike in the interest surrounding LISS workouts among those in the fitness community, particularly on social media. LISS, which stands for Low Intensity Steady State exercise, is a form of cardio exercise that has grown in popularity due to a number of reasons, such as the fact that it is free, relatively easy, and can be done in a variety of different ways.

Are You Fit To Ski?

Are You Fit To Ski?

Skiing is an interesting sport, in that even the least sporty person in the world might take it up if given the chance. Maybe this is because of the scenery, the lack of competitiveness, or the fact that there are slopes for people of all skill levels, but the fact is that skiing is a popular sport for people of all ages and from all walks of life. But if you have never been skiing before, it can be hard to know how physically demanding it is. Can sliding downhill really be that difficult?

Are My Pillows Causing Me Pain?

Are My Pillows Causing Me Pain?

Pillows are something we use pretty much every night of our entire lives, so it’s not surprising that we each have our own personal pillow preferences. Over time, we tend to get used to certain types of pillows, and end up gravitating towards pillows that are hard or soft enough, stuffed with down rather than polyester, or use some sort of memory foam. But even if we have built up these preferences over the course of our whole lives, liking a certain type of pillow doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you.

What Happens When You Get Whiplash?

What Happens When You Get Whiplash?

We’ve all heard of whiplash, with the condition featuring regularly in both TV and film. In many of these storylines, the characters are usually involved in some sort of minor fender-bender, and immediately embark on a comedic display of pain in the hopes of securing a big insurance payout. But for many people, this is where their knowledge of whiplash ends. In order to better understand this common condition, we are going to look at exactly what happens when you get whiplash.

Healthy Sleep Habits

Healthy Sleep Habits

When we think about staying healthy, we tend to think about exercising and eating well. But another one of the most fundamental factors of our health that is frequently overlooked is our sleeping pattern. The quality of our sleep has an enormous impact on our mental capacity and mood, which in turn have a huge effect on our ability to stay physically fit. The power and importance of a good night’s sleep should not be underestimated, so here are a few tips to help you get the best rest you can.

Setting Your Exercise Goals And How To Achieve Them

Setting Your Exercise Goals And How To Achieve Them

Every January, people all over the world commit to exercising more and getting back into shape. But over 70% of people will give up on their goals before the achieve them, with about half of those giving up before mid-February. The most common reasons given for quitting early are that the new routine is too hard to stick to, or that people simply can’t find the time to follow through on their commitments. Here, we’re going to look at a few ways you can set your goals and become part of the 30% that achieves them.

Five Myths About Getting Injured You Need To Know About

Five Myths About Getting Injured You Need To Know About

Whether you commit to running a few times a week to try and be a bit healthier, or you are training to pull a train with your teeth at the next Iron Man competition, anyone who works out should be commended for doing so. But regardless of whether you are a beginner or a veteran at the gym, you are always at risk of getting injured. Unfortunately, there are some very prevalent myths about injuries in the workout world, so in this post, we’re going to look at 5 of the biggest myths about getting injured.

Physiotherapy Is A Continuous Process That Needs To Be Worked On

Physiotherapy Is A Continuous Process That Needs To Be Worked On

Physiotherapy is often thought of as something we must endure after sustaining an injury, or perhaps undergoing surgery. With damage to our bodies restricting the movement of our muscles, ligaments, and tendons, physiotherapy aims to gradually restore our mobility to pre-injury levels or beyond. But despite our preconceived notions, physiotherapy is not always finished in a few weeks or months, and can sometimes be required indefinitely.

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