As final exams quickly approach be sure to take breaks from studying to exercise!  New research from a team of scientists at McMaster University suggests that brief exercise breaks during lectures can help university students focus their attention, retain information,...

April 25, 2018

The weather is getting nicer and more people are starting to exercise. This means the potential for more soreness after working out, especially if this is for the first time in a while. With post exercise soreness comes the question, do I heat or ice?

Is the area inflam...

January 9, 2018

Too cold and icy and to run outside? Try adding in some strength training! A 2017 systemic review has shown that adding strength training to a distance runner's program in the form of heavy resistance training, explosive resistance training, and plyometric training per...

December 23, 2017

With holiday sales kicking into full gear, patients have started to ask what to look for when buying a new running shoe? Different functional groups of athletes need different construction features to feel comfortable in their shoe. Research has shown that a more comfo...

September 21, 2017


Research shows Caffeine, Carb gels/drinks, Beta-alanine, Beetroot juice, Bicarb/Citrate and Antioxidants work best for endurance events while Creatine and Protein are give the best results when trying to build strength and size. Probiotics, Electrolytes, and Vitamin D...

September 12, 2017

If you work out or train odds are you have used compression garments at some point, but are they helping?

Studies show that compression garments  have no effect on racing performance, VO2 max, cardiac response, or blood lactate. They do have a small positive effect on t...

August 16, 2017

In honor of the Connecticut Open starting this weekend in New Haven, from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, some of the many health benefits of playing tennis include:

• increased brain power (alertness and tactical thinking)

• reduced stress

• better agility, balan...

August 9, 2017

Research has shown that sitting for more than 8 hours/day with no additional physical activity is similar to that of smoking and obesity in terms of mortality risks. However one hour (60-75 minutes) of physical activity has been shown to eliminate the negative effects...

August 3, 2017

Although old school, after a long workout ice can still be beneficial for reducing muscle soreness and to help speed up recovery times. For best results studies have shown spending 11-15 minutes in water temperatures of 51°-59°F after working out is optimal for recover...

July 26, 2017

Last month, researchers at Southern Methodist University said they found something unexpected during video examination of the fastest sprinter in world history Usain Bolt’s stride: His right leg appears to strike the track with about 13 percent more peak force than his...

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