Exercise & Fitness

Smart watch wearable technology is the new fitness trend

Fitness Trends for 2016: Best and New, Tried and True

The annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends is out with its 2016 edition, and No. 1 on the list of trends for 2016 is wearable technology. Surprised? Yeah, me neither. As the survey notes, the wearable technology industry is exploding — expected to reach $6 billion next year with fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking …

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Boy drinks water from a hose

Benefits of Hydration Go Beyond Prevention of Dehydration: Drink More Water

A recent article claiming that concerns about dehydration are vastly overblown makes such bizarre conclusions that I can only presume it was written so narrowly and literally that the author never considered the benefits of hydration. Author Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrician, argued recently in The New York Times that there’s no science behind the recommendation for individuals to drink …

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Coach Reggie Kitchen with my son Quint Booker in Sterling, Virginia

Here’s To Walking The Walk (And A Huge Shout Out To Coach Reginald Kitchen & Coach Mo)

Many of my Sundays are spent making a 35 mile drive from Ft. Washington, MD to Sterling, Virginia just so my son, Quint, can meet with Coach Reginald Kitchen. Now I understand that for many people, as well as many parents, this type of “optional” commute would seem excessive and ridiculous…especially just so a 10 year …

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What I Learned Training for Ironman 70.3

Editor’s Note: A blog series on the journey from short distance triathlon to Ironman 70.3 This is a short introduction article in a series on triathlon training and competition.  My purpose is to share some of the key topics in the sport of triathlon from starting out in the sport, keys to training, and competition. The topics that are outlined …

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How to Take Ice Baths

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Baths How and Why Ice Baths Work Ice baths are great for recovery from microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion.  The ice bath causes constriction of blood vessels.  As the body warms up after the ice bath, circulation increases again and flushes …

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The Common Bond of Soft-Tissue Repetitive Injuries

All athletes and weekend warriors have one thing in common …  soft-tissue injuries. Sports and training have the potential to wear us down over time and lead to soft-tissue injuries that result in muscle and joint pain syndromes. Soft-tissue injuries that limit optimal sports performance are frustrating and can limit or shorten athletic careers or …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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How To Live A Longer Happier Life – Lesson Number 1 of 9, With Life Strategies Below

I have noticed an interesting evolution in my practice. When I was in my 20’s the vast majority of my patients were similar in age, and therefore had questions commonly found in the 25-38 year old crowd. Questions like, “How do I get a six-pack?” used to dominate the discussion. Now in my 40s, the …

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