Category: Balance

Finally! A New Study Reveals How Much Exercise We Actually Need

In an era of slow fitness, it probably comes as little surprise that we don’t need to exercise nearly as much as previously thought in the name of longevity. In a large new study published on this topic, researchers concluded from studying exercise habits of 130,000 people that just 150 minutes of...

Why Athletes Need Vitamins Despite a Healthy Diet

I try to hit my freggie goal of 7-9 servings daily. I try to limit my processed foods. I try to keep it whole, healthy and clean. But even if I were a perfect specimen of an eater, as an athlete I’d still be reaching for vitamins. Not only...

Aerobic Endurance Superiority

Aerobic endurance is something I’ve discussed on the sock-doc site many times. Its importance in both fitness and health is often underestimated either because there are news reports citing studies saying too much will harm your health, or athletes neglect the time and effort to put in the training...

DO ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAMS REALLY WORK?

You may have noticed the sudden surge of Online Personal Training – think Kayla Itsines, Joe Wicks and hundreds of others popping up around the globe. This form of training can differ depending on the provider, but usually online training offers a program over a period of 4-12 weeks, some of...

Maintaining Coordination when Fatigued

Over the years, I’ve used this blog to emphasize the importance of hand-eye coordination. As I’ve said before, there’s much more to athletic development than simply building strength or endurance. It’s equally important for an athlete to possess the coordination and skill necessary to apply their strength and endurance. On...