Through my doctoral research on champion athletes, I discovered that the environment played a key role in their ability to win at the highest level of a sport. If your goal is to have a long and healthy and active life and reach the highest level of living, the environment is also a critical component to your success.
Dr. Steve Victorson's Blog
Read about current health, fitness, and human performance related topics.
In his recent article titled; How Tiger Woods has played himself into a corner, ESPN sportswriter Bob Harig brings up a simple, yet powerful question that every athlete or participant in sport needs to ponder and answer. "How do you balance the need to prepare with the need to rest and recuperate?"
After a recent deep water exercise class, a new member said to me “I wish that I could spend all day in the water”.
I am often asked questions about different types of diets, especially the low-carb diet plans. My response to such questions is to suggest that rather than go to the extreme, keep your diet balanced and go see a nutritionist for specific questions and a plan.
We have just one body, why not keep it working and tuned up for a lifetime of movement and activity?
What is your plan for your body? We are all trained to go to school to study and develop our minds and intellect and practical skills so that we can be better and more productive workers, but what about our bodies? Do you have a long-term body development plan?
Bad news for night owls. Their risk of early death is 10% higher than for early risers, study finds - http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-night-owl-death-20180412-story.html
Are you an night owl or morning lark? According to this study, the combination of the two may not be good for your health. Like a regular exercise program, it is also important to get regular and enough sleep.
In my previous blog, I referenced a study and article discussing the 5 factors for living a healthy life. They were: nutritious diet, maintain healthy weight, not smoking, drinking in moderation and exercising 30 minutes per day.
What is nice about these lifestyle habits is that each one is under our control.
When the cure for osteoarthritis is found, it will save society billions of dollars and bring the knee replacement industry to a screeching halt. However, as the scientists and researchers look for this elusive cure what can we do to ameliorate or prevent this painful and debilitating condition?
"My general fitness is for me, because it's health and it makes me feel good." - "Then there's the elite-level fitness that I have to get to so I can compete well, I see that more as a job and it's not enjoyable." Bode Miller, Olympic Gold Medal skier. November 15, 2016. Max Berlinger.
I have known Bill Rodgers for the last 12 years. He is a member of my health club and a regular participant in the Swymfit® deep water, movement based exercise program as well as lap swimming. When Bill and I first met, he was recovering from a leg injury and was working to overcome a gait imbalance. The deep water program I developed helped him to recover from this injury, improve his gait and continue running.