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The Athlete’s Edge

Athlete’s Edge Series: Comparing Custom Orthotics And Over-the-Counter Shoe Inserts

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Custom Orthotics Reduce Foot Pain

If you suffer from pain in your feet or lower legs, you may have considered using an orthotic to help restore balance. Orthotics are designed to reduce or eliminate foot pain, align the feet to eliminate abnormal foot motion, and to encourage optimal balance when walking. While over-the-counter orthotics are available in most drug stores, seeing a doctor to have your foot problem assessed and a custom orthotic designed for your foot generally leads to better results.

Athlete’s Edge Series: Benefits Of Yoga For Athletes

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

While it’s widely known that yoga is great for reducing stress and anxiety as well as promoting a healthy mind/body balance, yoga is also a perfect exercise program for athletes who want to master their breathing techniques and improve core strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Athlete’s Edge: How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Workout

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Workout Motivation

If you are not seeing the results you would like from your workout, it could be because you are unknowingly sabotaging it. There are some small changes and new habits you can adopt in order to get the results you want.

Warm Up Before Your Workout

Before you even begin to stretch you should warm up your muscles by doing some extremely light exercising like walking or using a cardiovascular machine for 5-10 minutes. Stretching a cold muscle leads to a less-effective workout and may also lead to injury.

Athlete’s Edge Series: How to Train Smart for a Marathon

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Train Smart for a Marathon

Spring through fall is “marathon season” throughout the country. If you’re training for a marathon, these tips will help you train smart so that you can avoid injury and improve your performance.