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Ski Equipment Warnings

Skiing Safety TIps
Ski bindings have not substantially changed in decades. But skis and ski boot soles have, and therein lies the danger. Many bindings no longer work with all ski boots, and there is a growing mismatch between binding design and ski performance.

Endurance Running: Fit after 50

Ultramarathon Running Recovery Tips
Here are some useful running recovery tips from guest contributor Stephanie Irving, ultra trail runner and veteran of two 100-milers and four 100Ks.

Athlete Hygiene

Athlete-Hygiene
Athletes become patients when they get hurt. If and when they need surgery, it becomes obvious which athletes have cared for their bodies well and which have not—in which case trying to sterilize the injured area can be a challenge. Here are some tips to keep you clean from toe to head.

New Year’s Resolutions Are All in the Mind

New Year's Fitness Resolutions
Okay—so what is new in New Year resolutions? We all keep a few, forget about a few, and live knowing that we could live better, “if only….” So, here is my thinking about how you might achieve a few resolution successes.

Gratitude Muscle

Gratitude Muscle
Much has made about the effectiveness of exercising your gratitude muscle. The health benefits of gratitude are broad and often begin with lowered stress, stronger relationships, and more energy. But how we practice this exercise, and make it part of our daily lives, is the dilemma. Here are five observations about what gratitude is not and a few tips for training the muscle:

Weight Gain for the Too Thin

Weight Gain for the Too Think
Too thin, too little muscle, too lean, too stressed; all describe many of my most driven athletes. What’s the best way to gain muscle and improve performance? Here are my five top tips.

Go Big and Get Hurt

Go Big or Get Hurt
“Go big or go home” is a command that many of us grew up with. But “Go small and get great” is the mantra of the wizened athlete. Which path do you follow? Your choice will determine your health.

Pre-season Fitness Training

Pre-Season Training
Pre-season—whether ski season, basketball, volleyball, or any vigorous sport season—has two goals. The first is to perform better; the second, to reduce injury. What is your program? Here is how to think about it.

Sit Up

Health Benefits of Good Posture
Sit up. Just like your mother told you to. Sit up straight. Stand up straight—and feel healthy and powerful. Improving your posture does a world of good for you and for others.

The Sport of CrossFit

CrossFit Medical Advice
CrossFit became one of the world’s largest sports gym chains by motivating people to compete with themselves and with others in a variety of fitness tests. While initially focused on Olympic weight lifting and gymnastics, the CrossFit world morphed into a dizzying variety of athletic performance drills—along the way, becoming a sport unto itself. Now what?

Risk Exposure Time

Risk Exposure Time The Stone Clinic
The increasing number of injuries in all sports for all ages begs the question: Is the risk worth it? Can the risks be decreased? How do we increase the fun/time ratio without the injury cost?

Top Ten Summer Water Sports Recommendations

Top Ten Summer Water Sports Recommendations The Stone Clinic
Get wet this summer!

Supplements 2.0

Supplements 2.0 The Stone Clinic
“My veterinarian gave my horse (or dog) glucosamine, and the animal stopped limping, so I started taking it and I feel less stiff. But I sure hate those big horse pills!”

The Sleep Dilemma

The Sleep Dilemma The Stone Clinic
The data is now overwhelming. Eight hours of sleep each night is what humans need for optimal health and performance. Yet most of us don’t get it. What is the fix?

Protein and Water

Protein and Water The Stone Clinic
Diets come and go. Advice on water, supplements, energy drinks, and food choices vary like the wind. There are two key principles, however, that have withstood the test of time in our clinic: Protein and water should make up most of your diet. Here is why.
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