Health and Fitness – Is There Any Harm in Multitasking?

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well…

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Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

by Travis Bradberry, Ph.D. This tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done. For those who aren’t aware, the ability to manage…

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Dehydration – Don’t Let It Happen To You!

It’s simple to avoid but can sneak up on you, even if you think you are drinking enough to replenish the water you are losing through perspiration. The human body is made up of mostly water, with up to 75% of the body’s weight due to H2O (the average is 60% with a range of 45 to 75 %). Most of the water is found within the cells of the…

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Health and Fitness – Preventing Injury by Strength Training

As most runners know, aches and pains are a common part of training. However, according to a study published in the May/June issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, the real culprit for overuse running injuries, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and Achilles tendonitis may have more to do with weakened hip muscles than how many miles run. Various studies have estimated that up to 70 percent…

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