5 Foam Rolling Exercises for Skeptics – The New York Times

5 Foam Rolling Exercises for Skeptics – The New York Times

“If you do decide to try foam rolling, Dr. Michael Fredericson, professor of sports medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, suggested a stiff roller.”

6 Ways to Level Up Your Daily Walk – The New York Times

6 Ways to Level Up Your Daily Walk – The New York Times

“A good set of insoles will help prevent something called overpronation, said Dr. Michael Fredericson, a professor of orthopedics at Stanford University. Pronation is when the foot rolls inward, usually caused by an arch that is not strong enough to properly support the body’s weight. Those with flatter feet are more likely to experience it.

Products from brands like Superfeet and SOLE can counteract the most common forms of pronation by supporting the center of a foot’s arch Dr. Fredericson said. But if you have a more complex issue, he added, a custom orthotic might be needed.”

The Impact of Supplements on Sports Performance for the Trained Athlete: A Critical Analysis

The Impact of Supplements on Sports Performance for the Trained Athlete: A Critical Analysis

Elite athletes often use nutritional supplements to improve performance and gain competitive advantage. The prevalence of nutrient supplementation ranges from 40% to 100% among trained athletes, yet few athletes have a trusted source of information for their supplement decisions and expected results. This critical analysis review evaluates systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized control trials, and crossover trials investigating commonly used supplements in sport: caffeine, creatine, beta-alanine (β-alanine), branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), and dietary nitrates. By reviewing these supplements’ mechanisms, evidence relating directly to improving sports performance, and ideal dosing strategies, we provide a reference for athletes and medical staff to personalize supplementation strategies.

6 Ways to Level Up Your Daily Walk – The New York Times

6 Ways to Level Up Your Daily Walk – The New York Times

Experts say Americans are taking more walks than before the pandemic. Here are some ways to turn your neighborhood stroll in to an exciting workout.