Some athletes struggle with when to eat before a race or a training session. Sometimes you may eat too much or too close to a work out such that stomach cramping ensues. Other times you may skip eating in order to avoid these negative sensations, only to find yourself “running on empty” part way through practice. A successful training session or race relies on your energy reserves, and these reserves are strongly influenced by the timing of your food intake prior to physical activity.
Background about Cold water immersion
Cold water immersion may be beneficial for acute recovery after exercise. However, there has been recent speculation that this may impair long-term performance by attenuating stimuli (such as fatigue and inflammation) responsible for adaptation and performance enhancement.
The Value of a Partnership Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a physical therapist and the role that I play in the recovery of my patients. Physical Therapists are specially trained health care professionals who are experts in understanding how movement, posture, and function affect the wellness of the individual. A physical therapist’s goal is to promote healthy activities that maximize productivity and enjoyment in both work and recreational pursuits. Physical Therapists promote healing by reducing pain and inflammation, by increasing range of motion and strength, and by improving posture, body awareness and body mechanics. For me, as a physical therapist, I am a partner, a teacher, and a guide who helps people recover from injuries, conditions, or illnesses and who helps people learn to better care for themselves. I do not make you healthy; I help you to make yourself healthy. I do not determine your potential for success. You, and you alone, determine your potential. You must be an active participant in your health, and not a passive recipient of care. You are the most important part of the solution.
Yoga Therapy – Robin Rothenberg, Certified Yoga Therapist
Essential Yoga Therapy incorporates a mind/body approach to healing that combines breath, movement, meditative reflection and life-style awareness to enable clients to develop greater understanding of the source of their pain and suffering, as well as effective tools to help eradicate them. Robin is known for her compassionate approach that customizes practice to the level and need of each client. ROI has allowed Robin to work in a collaborative fashion, so her clients receive the benefit of a team of practitioners and are assured to get the full scope of rehabilitative support they need.