Of all sports injuries, the ACL is the most dreaded to athletes. At nearly 200,000 occurrences annually, ACL-related injuries are some of the most common knee injuries in sports and have ended careers.
About 70% of ACL injuries are non-contact. That means it could stem from how you move, particularly while playing sports that involve quick cutting, pivoting, and jumping.
Other experts believe it could just be that we’re more prone to these types of injuries due to lifestyle and environmental factors. One thing that all experts agree on is that a loud pop or snap coming from your knee means you’re in for a long road of rehabilitation. Continue reading →
Getting enough sleep is good, so why can’t I sleep longer instead of getting out of bed to workout?
Ahhh, a very common question. Especially this time of year when the air gets colder and the days get shorter. Sometimes it can be really tough to resist the temptation to hit the snooze.
Here’s the thing. It’s not really a question of which is better than the other. It’s all about striking that perfect balance for health between both. If you’re getting at least seven hours of good sleep at night, that’s going to give you the energy for an effective, prolonged workout session. And the better the workout session, the better you’ll sleep. Continue reading →