Tag Archives: Performance

How to Monitor Your Health Like an Olympic Athlete

Credit: Roland Schoeman

Credit: Roland Schoeman

Meet Roland Schoeman

Roland Schoeman is a 2004 Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallist, 3x World Champion and 10x World record holder. He was born and raised in South Africa and attended the University of Arizona on a swimming scholarship where he was a NCAA Champion, 24x All American in swimming. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The 5 Steps That Help You Build a Powerful Habit

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One of the unfortunate facts of life is it is much easier to create and stick to a bad habit than it is to create and stick to a good one. The whys of this go back to the origins of human nature. Suffice to say that when it comes to creating healthy habits, it pays to focus on the positive. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Ben Greenfield on How to Sleep Your Way to a Six-Pack

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “seven is the new eight,” and that you may need slightly less sleep than the traditionally recommended eight hours. But if you’re into fitness, exercising, or mental and physical performance, if you’re concerned about the effect of sleep on appetite regulation, fat loss or muscle gain, or if you want to optimize things like tissue repair, nervous system health and growth hormone release then you may want to think again, and keep reading. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Getting an Edge: How to Test to Enhance for Performance

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What do endurance runners, triathletes, Pilates devotees, college athletes, obstacle course racers, olympic weightlifters, and CrossFitter all have in common? They all operate off of the same hormones and nutrients to participate in their sport and achieve maximum performance – but the question is, are they actually achieving maximum performance? Well, it depends on the data. Biometrics, to be exact.

When it comes to peak performance there is a specific list of biomarkers we recommend tracking, for those who are interested in taking their health and performance up a notch. A quick breakdown below: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Requirements to Get Beach Body Ready (Spoiler alert: No Sit-Up Routine Here)

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Beach body season is coming. Soon. *cue the theme song*

These days, an extreme approach is all-too-common. Our tech-centered culture and lifestyles lend itself to a mindset of instant gratification – think “Lose 30 lb. in 30 days” promises.

What’s even more eyebrow-raising are when popular health and fitness publications hand out deadlines for goals that are seemingly arbitrary in nature: “Toned abs by summer,” “Beach-ready thighs in 30 days.” Or 60 days. Or just “June.”

This is somewhat frustrating for us at WellnessFX because Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Things We Loved At This Year’s Rock n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon

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The Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon hit our neck of the woods this past weekend! The streets and neighborhoods were teeming with runners being treated to a beautiful day in San Francisco. This year’s trail took participants through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and through Russian Hill and across the finish line to drop them in the heart of Downtown San Francisco. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.