Optimal Sleep Equals Optimal Performance

By |2017-09-13T19:11:45-05:00September 13th, 2017|Fatigue, Health, Sleep, Wellness|

Sleep, we all love it, we all do it, but do we all do it well? Ensuring you have a good quality sleep of sufficient length, on a regular basis, is one the best things you can do to help support optimal performance in athletics and in life in general. While sleep is a natural part of life, studies reveal that the majority of adults in the U.S. don’t get the rest they need to function normally.  Consequently, sleep deprivation can lead to fatigue, weight gain and a number of chronic and debilitation diseases. Let’s look at the true impact sleep, [...]

Overtraining: Writing a Check Your Body Can’t Cash

By |2017-09-11T08:27:10-05:00September 11th, 2017|Fatigue, Health, Lifestyle|

An Introduction to Overtraining Dedicated training is necessary to maximize performance whether you are a "weekend warrior" or a professional athlete. Placing increasing demands on the body can improve many factors of performance. For example, enhancement of strength and endurance (both physical and mental), muscle control, coordination and a host of other factors. Proper training management has many benefits for the body. These include increased muscle mass, respiratory function, and cardiac output. There are even anatomical and physiological benefits. If not managed properly the result can be severe fatigue and injury as physical demands are increased more rapidly than the [...]

Focus on Fatigue: Part 4 – Workplace Health and Safety

By |2017-08-10T12:00:52-05:00August 11th, 2017|Fatigue, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|

Workplace Fatigue Fatigue in the workplace is a serious and growing problem for both employers and employees.  As we discussed in part 1, fatigue is caused by many factors. For example, feelings of tiredness or exhaustion, weakness, lack of energy, or reduced muscle strength and coordination. Fatigue can affect both physical and cognitive performance which can lead to emotional changes such as depression and irritability.  Any one of these can negatively impact worker safety and performance.  In part 2 of this series, we learned about the potential health consequences for fatigued individuals. This fatigue also contributes to workplace accidents and [...]