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Nobel Prize winning science has proven that getting proper exercise affects you right down to the end tips of your DNA â€” the same end tips that determine how healthy youâ€™ll be as you age and how long you will live.
Justin Kripps shows adds difficulty to the Bird Dog movement with an elastic sport cord.
Prepare for performance
By Tyson Plesuk and Louise Taylor Photography by Dave Holland
Stepping out into frigid temperatures with cold, tight muscles never feels good and could be putting you at risk. Whether you are a weekend runner or a Winter Olympian, a proper warm-up is critical for optimal performance and injury prevention.
Whether you are an endurance athlete, weightlifter or training for your first 5K, the ability to recover is fundamental to any training and performance plan. Simply stated, one workout doesn't make an athlete. It is the consistency of many, many workouts repeated over and over again that will let you perform your best on race day.
Most athletes, whether recreational or elite, have seen a physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist or sports medicine physician to perform at their best. But who goes to the dentist? Even when we treat our body as a temple, oral health often gets neglected. But to achieve peak performance, the body needs to be in optimal health and free of pain and the mouth is, after all, connected to the rest of the body.